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Mount Pleasant police say a 52-year-old man is facing felony retail theft charges after he tried to steal a number of items from Pick ‘n Save by concealing merchandise – including razor blades – in his pants.

Dewey Jackson, of Racine, was charged Friday with felony retail theft and misdemeanor disorderly conduct. If convicted, he faces up to four years, three months in jail and/or up to $20,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint, an officer on Sept. 4 was in the parking lot of Pick ‘n Save, 1202 N. Green Bay Road, assisting an elderly lady recover her keys from her locked car when a call shoplifting call came in for the store. Specifically, Dispatch said a man was concealing razor blades in his pants, and witnesses confirmed there was a man inside the store putting a number of items in his pockets.

Police say the man – later identified as Jackson – passed the last point of purchase without paying while pretending to talk on his cell phone. The defendant was seen pacing in front of the windows before going into the bathroom and being confronted by employees when he was back in the produce area. Workers demanded that he empty his pockets and after he did, he ran out the door and headed east across the parking lot.

Officers shouted at Jackson to stop running and eventually caught up to him near the back of the parking lot, the complaint reads. He was ordered to the ground and taken into custody. Jackson admitted to taking the items because he needed money and planned to re-sell some of the stuff to convenience stores in the City of Racine.

In total, the merchandise Jackson attempted to steal totaled $547.91, according to the criminal complaint.

Jackson was assigned a $250 cash bond during his initial appearance. He will next be in court Sept. 17 for a preliminary hearing.

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