Boise man arrested for allegedly stealing wine after clerk refuses sale
Boise Police were called by an employee of a convenience store on the 1100 block of N. Curtis Rd. just before 11:00 p.m. Monday night for the report of a theft.
The clerk told officers a man had just come into the store and walked out with four boxes of wine without paying. The clerk recognized the man as having been in the store about an hour prior wanting to buy the wine. however, the clerk said the man was "obviously intoxicated" and he refused to sell him the alcohol. At that time, the man left on foot.
The clerk told officers the second time the man came in, he still appeared intoxicated and the clerk again refused the sale. This time, the suspect reportedly walked out of the store with the wine without paying.
The clerk provided officers with a physical description of the suspect and they found the man walking nearby.
"The suspect smelled of an alcoholic beverage and as officers took him into custody, the suspect had a hard time keeping his balance and again appeared intoxicated," said the Boise Police.
Jacob Christensen, 35 of Boise, was taken to the Ada County Jail and booked on the felony burglary charge as well as two misdemeanor warrants.