The Arizona Republic
Mar. 24, 2008 03:18 PM
Two men arrested on suspicion of stealing beer from a gas station Saturday told police they did it because they had been drinking all day, wanted to continue but ran out of money… As Michaels tried to leave the gas station with the beer, a female employee grabbed his shirt in an attempt to stop him, causing Michaels to lose his balance and drop the beer, the arresting officer wrote. Michaels regained his balance and punched the employee in the forehead. Michaels then grabbed two cans of beer and met up with Case who was waiting for him at the apartment complex, authorities said. The two were found there after the witness followed them. Case encouraged Michaels to steal the beer because they had been drinking together throughout the day but didn’t have any more money, police said.