Stealing is serious business and one man learned just how seriously a Florida supermarket takes it.
According to an affidavit from the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, 21-year-old Emmanuel Jaramillo tried to steal a Cuban sandwich from the Holmes Beach Publix Supermarket and left.
When he was accused of the theft however, Jaramillo denied it and the store’s manager dragged him back into the store. A physical altercation then broke out between the two, at which point other employees got involved.
After getting Jaramillo to the ground, the employees called the police and sat on him until officers arrived.
The scuffle over a $6.92 Cuban sandwich resulted in the destruction of a $300 display case and $38.68 in greeting cards.
Jaramillo was arrested and charged with criminal mischief less than $1,000, retail theft, and resisting.