Man is charged with stealing steaks

March 02, 1994

An off-duty Howard County police officer arrested a 38-year-old Baltimore man outside an Ellicott City grocery store Saturday afternoon after police say the man walked out with steaks hidden in his coat.

David Evan Buswell, of the 3300 block of Frisby St., was charged with theft and released on an unsecured bond Saturday. The stolen packs of meat were valued at $88.19.

According to police records, Officer Jeff Giroux was shopping at the Super Fresh market in the 8800 block of Route 40 at 1:30 p.m. Saturday when he saw a man place 10 packs of steak in his cart.

Officer Giroux followed the man, who allegedly stuffed the packages into his coat as he pretended to shop.

The man left the store and walked toward a brown 1984 Chevrolet, where two other men waited. The officer approached the suspect and identified himself, drawing his 9 mm handgun when one of the men in the vehicle quickly reached inside his coat.

The three men were searched, and no weapons were found.


* Ellicott City: 9400 block of Route 40: A man was vacuuming his car at Dolly's Car Wash Sunday afternoon when someone shoved him into his car, pushed a chrome revolver to his back and took a wallet and a scanner.

3200 block of Normandy Woods Drive: A would-be thief attempted to take a 1990 Acura Integra Saturday or Sunday. A black 1992 Dodge Shadow with Maryland tags ZKG580 was stolen from that block during the same time period. Also, a block away, a white 1990 Acura Legend with Maryland tags AJC738 was stolen over the weekend, police said.

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