A man was arrested in Newark, Del., after police say he unsuccessfully tried to steal tools and copper wire from a display at a Home Depot store.
The Aug. 4 incident began when Martin Goodwin Jr. allegedly attempted to remove rolls of copper wire from a display shelf, which were secured and required the help of an employee. According to a press release issued by the Delaware State Police, Goodwin then proceeded to remove other types of wire that were not secured, as well as assorted tools from a display, and placed them into a shopping cart. He then attempted to exit the store without paying for the merchandise.
Goodwin was then confronted by three store employees who attempted to detain him. He allegedly produced a box cutter knife and threatened the employees with it, as well as informing the employees that he was armed with a gun. As the employees attempted to disarm Goodwin, one of the workers was cut on his hand. The employees