OGDEN -- Walmart's always low prices may not have been low enough for a man accused of stealing a block of cheese and a pair of women's panties from a Harrisville store Tuesday.
Harry Butler, 61, has been arrested by Harrisville police for robbery of the Walmart at 534 Harrisville Road.
He remained in Weber County Jail on Thursday in lieu of $10,000 bond.
Butler concealed a pair of women's panties and a block of cheese in his left jacket pocket, according to a probable cause affidavit submitted by Harrisville Police Officer Glen Gammell.
When Harry Butler was stopped by a female Walmart asset protection employee, he pushed her out of the way and took off running, the affidavit states.
Butler would have likely only been charged with shoplifting if he hadn't used force to get past the employee, which elevated the offense to robbery, Harrisville Police Chief Max Jackson said Thursday.
Butler was eventually stopped by the asset protection employee in the Walmart parking lot, the probable cause affidavit states.
He was caught throwing the panties and cheese, apparently to conceal his involvement in the robbery, said Jackson, who described the incident as "just a little weird."
At the time of the robbery, Butler was shopping with his wife, 62-year-old Lucy Ann Butler, who was found by police to have $3,850 in cash in a sock stuffed into her bra, Jackson said.
The couple purchased several items at the Walmart, Jackson said.
Lucy Butler was booked into Weber County Jail for possession of drug paraphernalia.
She has been released from jail on $20,500 bond.