Police arrested a Baltimore man Tuesday on charges of stealing $94 worth of meat and pain relievers from the Metro Food Market in Crofton.
Michael Spurrier, an employee of the store in the 1600 block of Crofton Center, told police that shortly before noon he followed a man pushing a cart down an aisle and saw him transfer meat from his cart to the inside of his coat.
The man walked outside, and Mr. Spurrier caught him and asked him to return to the store, police said.
As he refused and began to struggle with Mr. Spurrier, 12 boxes of over-the-counter pain relievers began to fall from his coat, police said. Mr. Spurrier and another employee wrestled the man to the ground and held him for police, officers said.
George King, 32, of the 1100 block of Sargeant St., was charged with theft. He was released Tuesday on his own recognizance.