A Pasco man was arrested after allegedly trying to steal bottles of expensive cognac from two Rite Aid stores in Pasco.
In one case, the man is accused of brandishing a pair of scissors at a store clerk and faces possible robbery charges, said Pasco police Capt. Jim Raymond.
Thomas D. Franklin, 48, is accused of putting $40 bottles of Hennessy Cognac down the front of his pants Sunday at the Rite Aid on 20th Street, Raymond said.
When a clerk tried to stop him, he grabbed a pair of scissors from a shelf and tried to stab the clerk during his escape, Raymond said.
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The clerk was not hurt, but Franklin escaped.
On Wednesday, he reportedly walked into the Rite Aid on Fourth Street and allegedly took bottles of the Cognac into the store's public restroom.
When employees tried to stop him from leaving, he ran but was stopped by police near Third and Columbia streets.
Franklin is being held at the Franklin County jail on suspicion of first-degree robbery.