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Mount Pleasant policeA Racine man was charged after he stole a knife and had a physical altercation with a security guard at 5:10 p.m. Tuesday at Menard’s, 3101 S. Oakes Rd., according to a press release from the Mount Pleasant Police Department.

Thomas Baumstark Jr., 43, was charged with retail theft, and disorderly conduct while armed.

According to officials with the Mount Pleasant Police Department, Baumstark Jr. took a knife from the store. A security guard confronted him, tried to take the knife from him and the man cut his finger. The cut did not require serious medical attention. Baumstark fled in a yellow Jeep, which was driven by his wife, Corine Baumstark.

With assistance from the Racine Police Department, Mount Pleasant Police found Baumstark Jr. with Corine at his home in the 3400 block of 6th Avenue.

Baumstark Jr.was taken into custody where he is being held on a probation violation through the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.

Corine was also arrested for retail theft, party to a crime and then released.

Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.