County police arrested a Crownsville man Tuesday on charges of stealing a $139 pair of Nike Air Max shoes from the Sports Authority store in Glen Burnie.
A security officer at the store in the 500 block of E. Ordnance Road saw the man walk into the store shortly before noon and head for the shoe section, police said.
The security guard saw the man take the shoes from the display, remove the electronic anti-theft tag, put the shoes under his jacket and walk out of the store, police said.
The guard chased the man through the parking lot but lost him and called police, who broadcast a description.
An officer at a nearby Wal-Mart store saw a man who fit the description and stopped him.
The Sports Authority guard identified him as the man who had stolen the shoes, which were not recovered.
Police charged Kenneth George Greene, 28, of the 100 block of Melrose Ave. with theft.