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Cops: Port Chester Man Pulled Box Cutter on Security

PORT CHESTER, N.Y. -  A homeless Port Chester man pulled a box cutter on a Stop & Shop security guard on Monday evening after attempting to shoplift eleven packets of Advil worth around $100, police said.

According to Lt. Jim Ladeairous of the Port Chester Police Department, Demetrius Williams, 51, was confronted by a security guard in the parking lot of Waterfront Place, after video surveillance spotted him placing Advil packets into his pockets.

The security guard backed away after Williams pulled out a box cutter, allowing him to escape. After watching the video surveillance of the incident, the police officer was able to identify Williams and began patrolling some of the shoplifter's known hangouts.

Williams apparently confronted the officer on Travis Avenue, effectively turning himself in. Williams has been arrested and charged with petit larceny and menacing in the 2nd degree, both misdemeanors.

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