A man walked into the Liquor Bank on Main Street in Chico after 11 Wednesday morning and allegedly took a bottle of beer. He reportedly said to the clerk, "Call the cops because I'm not paying for this" and then left the store. Officers located the shoplifter, identified as 43-year-old William Emis of Orovile, near the Jesus Center. After being positively identified he was arrested.
Police say Emis erroneously believed that since his theft was a misdemeanor, he would be cited and released, but because of his brazen attitude authorities booked him into the Butte County Jail.