DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The Dawson Creek RCMP responded to a report of a man allegedly shoplifting and threatening staff at the local Walmart with a knife.
On Sunday, May 20, a staff member at Walmart reported that while attempting to retrieve what was believed to be stolen merchandise from a man walking out of Walmart, he was threatened as the man brandished a large knife at him saying he was going to kill him.
Dawson Creek RCMP officers were already in the area on unrelated matters and arrived on scene shortly after the incident. The man was located in the Canadian Tire parking lot and apprehended.
A search of the man located a large kitchen knife, a machete, a small amount of a substance believed to be methamphetamine and some stolen merchandise.
The man is currently in police custody, and at this point’s there’s no word on whether charges will be laid.