BY DEBI DeSILVER
Don't try and get a mental picture of this.
A 21-year-old intoxicated Chickasha man tried to shoplift a chainsaw and a dog collar from a local business Wednesday by concealing the items down his shorts, according to court records.
Chickasha Police Officer Jason Myrko reported he was on duty when a larceny occurred at a business in the 400 block of W. Choctaw Ave. and was notified that employees were chasing the suspect. One of the employees was punched in the face when he confronted the shoplifter in the 200 block of N. 5th St., records show.
Court documents show that Anthony Darren Black was charged in Grady County District Court Thursday with one felony charge of knowingly concealing stolen property and three misdemeanor charges – assault and battery, larceny of merchandise from a retailer and public intoxication.
"I was told that Black dropped the chainsaw and the collar while running. I arrived and found Black hiding from employees … in the water of Line Creek in the 500 block of N. 5th St," Myrko reported. "I had Black exit the water and I could smell an odor that I associate with an alcoholic beverage coming from Black's person and breath. Black was also unsteady on his feet."
Upon conviction, the felony charge of knowingly concealing stolen property is punishable by imprisonment in the state penitentiary not to exceed five years or in the county jail not to exceed one year or by a fine not to exceed $500 or both fine and imprisonment.
BY DEBI DeSILVER
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