Man Threatens Wayne ShopRite Employees with Syringe and AIDS, Report Says

According to a report, police say a man stole a cart of meat from the supermarket by brandishing a hypodermic needle and telling employees he had AIDS.

The Wayne Police are looking to arrest a man who they say stole a cart-full of meat from a township ShopRite Sunday by threatening employees with a syringe and telling them he had AIDS, nj.com reported.

According to the report, cops say the man - who they have not identified - went into the grocery store on Hamburg Turnpike at about 10 a.m. Sunday and filled a shopping cart with items and hid them with bags. When he tried to leave the store, employees confronted him, cops told nj.com. 

After a brief struggle in the parking lot, the man allegedly took out a hypodermic needle, threatened the employees with it, and told them he had AIDS, the report said. He then drove from the lot in a Nissan Altima that had at least one passenger, the report said.

Police said they would likely arrest the man Monday afternoon, the report said.
wyldthang18 March 25, 2014 at 09:11 AM
Another reason not to shop at this location. This store needs to be redone, its gross and obviously now a safety risk.
eyes wide shut March 26, 2014 at 10:33 AM
So "wyldthang" if YOU don't shop there, then why worry about what the store looks like? A safety Risk? If this had happened at anyother super market would you classify them as a safety risk as well?? Did you stop going to shopping malls because they are a saftey risk as well? Would you stop going to NYC because of 9/11? Would you not fly on a plane because of hijackings or crashes?? Or do YOU just like to whine???
wyldthang18 March 26, 2014 at 10:58 AM
I stopped going to this particular shoprite because the manager was an asshole, aside from the fact that this store is filthy. Why don't you go attack someone who really gives a damn. SPOS.
Kimberlee March 26, 2014 at 06:20 PM
Jessica, as the editor, have you given any thought to referring to the police or law enforcement as just that in lieu of "cops"? It just sounds a bit more professional and respectful.


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