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Pukalani Man Arrested After Scuffle at Foodland

April 3, 2013, 8:20 AM HST
* Updated April 4, 8:38 AM
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File image photo by Wendy Osher.

File image photo by Wendy Osher.

By Rodney S. Yap

Police arrested a 21-year-old Pukalani man who got into a scuffle when he was stopped for stealing liquor from Foodland in Pukalani.

The man was seen taking a bottle of rum, which was concealed in his pants when he paid for other items at 7 p.m., according to Lt. Jayson Rego of the Criminal Investigation Division.

The man was stopped at the exit and got into a struggle with employees before managing to break free and run, Rego said.

At 10:35 p.m. police officers located the suspect, a former store employee at his residence. Value of the liquor stolen was about $21.

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