Police arrest alleged shoplifter

A man was arrested on Tuesday, May 7, after employees of a store in Moab attempted to stop him from leaving with roughly $30 of merchandise, for which he allegedly did not pay.

Police determined the identity of the suspect after seeing photos from store security footage, helped in part by the recognizable nature of one of the man’s facial piercings.

When police later confronted the suspect at his home, he was wearing different clothing than seen in the security footage. Officers charged him with shoplifting for the theft and obstruction of justice for “changing his appearance so quickly following the incident,” according to a police report.