NORTH OGDEN -- Police have arrested a man who they say used a fake knife to threaten to kill employees at a North Ogden grocery store late Tuesday night.
Bryan David North, 39, was booked into Weber County Jail on charges of aggravated robbery, retail theft, resisting arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to a news release from the North Ogden Police Department.
Shortly before midnight Tuesday, North Ogden police responded to Smith's Food and Drug, 2560 N. 400 East, on a robbery report.
A man had attempted to leave the store without paying for his groceries. When confronted by store employees, the suspect produced a large knife and threatened to kill the employees, the news release stated.
The man then fled the store. As officers were investigating that incident, they received a call that someone was attempting to steal items from 7-Eleven at 416 E. 2600 North, a block away from Smith's.
The suspect descriptions were similar in both incidents.
An officer from a neighboring agency recognized the description as being similar to North's, with whom he had previously dealt in his city.
A Smith's employee identified North from a photo provided by officers.
Officers went to North's residence in the 2600 North block of 200 East, in North Ogden, where they found him behaving erratically.
The officers attempted to talk with North and he left his residence, brandishing a large knife.
He was ordered at gunpoint to drop the knife, which he did, but he continued to behave in a threatening manner.
An officer then used his Taser to take North into custody. The knife was then discovered to be fake.
North Ogden police were assisted by officers from Pleasant View, Harrisville, Weber County Sheriff's Office and Utah Highway Patrol.