A Bridgeview man is being charged with felony retail theft after he was caught trying to walk out of supermarket with a cart full of Tide and Pepsi, reports said.
A loss prevention officer at Jewel-Osco, 8801 S. Ridgeland Ave., told police that he saw a man enter the store around 12:48 p.m. Jan. 9.
Police said that Michael Davies, 34, was observed selecting nine 150. oz bottles of Tide laundry detergent from a display and putting them into a grocery cart.
Davies then selected two cases of Pepsi and put them into the cart as well, reports said.
The loss prevention officer said he stopped Davies outside the store and escorted him back to the store office.
Oak Lawn Police brought Davies to the police station, where he allegedly admitted to selecting several bottles of liquid Tide and Pepsi into a cart and leaving the store without paying.
The retail value per each bottle of the detergent is about $17.99.
Police said that there was a similar case from the same Jewel on Jan. 5. Davies was charged with felony retail theft based on a prior conviction, reports said.
Davies is currently being held at Cook County Jail. Bail was set at $50,000.
His next court appearance is on Feb. 5 at Bridgeview.