The owner of a 2-year-old pit bull who allegedly stole from a supermarket in a Walmart parking lot was arrested Monday and charged with theft and burglary, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.
The incident occurred about 4:20 p.m.
Sunday in the parking lot of the Walmart at 2701 W. Wilshire Boulevard, according to LACSD spokesman Michael Salazar.
An officer reported that a man in a car was sitting in the Walmart parking garage and that the man was carrying a box of groceries, Salazar said.
The man was found unresponsive and taken to a hospital, Salaz said.
He was taken to jail.
A woman who works in the store told police that she was in the restroom when she heard a woman say that someone had stolen groceries, and she went to the bathroom, Salasado said.
She heard the woman scream and saw her dog in the toilet, Salasar said.
A police report indicated that the woman did not know what happened to the man and that she believed that he was the owner.
The woman told deputies that the dog had been playing in the bathroom and that it had jumped up on the wall and gotten into a shopping cart, Salzas said.
The man’s owner was arrested for stealing $250 worth of groceries from the store, Salgado said.
When deputies searched the store Monday, they found $20 worth of merchandise in the back of the car, Salarasado added.
The owner was taken into custody.
The store has been closed, but no other charges have been filed, Salazon said.