Man Charged With Urinating in Store
A Fayetteville man is facing multiple charges after authorities say he concealed merchandise and urinated on merchandise Wednesday while in Walmart.
Aberdeen police arrested Eric Clayton Matthews, 45, Wednesday and charged him with indecent exposure, shoplifting/concealment of goods, injury to personal property and resisting an officer. He also is facing two counts of misdemeanor larceny and a second-degree trespass charge on three failure-to-appear warrants.
Police say a Walmart em-ployee observed Matthews placing a variety of medications, shampoos and lotions in a coat that was in a large shopping cart. The store security officer followed Matthews as he pushed his cart through the store until he reached the toys.
“While he was under observation, he peed on the toys,” Aberdeen Deputy Chief Jim Foster said.
After relieving himself, Matthews pushed his shopping cart to the entrance of the store, Foster said, where he left the cart and exited the store. Matthews met another individual outside the store.
The store employee called 911 and two nearby officers responded, according to Foster.
“The two officers detained one person and then the other man (Matthews) just disappeared,” Foster said.
Moments later, the suspect was found under a vehicle. Officer removed him and placed him under arrest.
Matthews was jailed under a $2,400 secured bond.
No charges have been filed against the other individual, whose name was not released.
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