BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. - An alleged brownie thief was arrested Monday, April 12, after he allegedly stole a package of Oreos brownies from a Bonita Springs Publix.
The suspect has been identified as 49-year-old John Michael Johnson, a Bonita Springs resident. Johnson is facing theft-related charges in the case.
The case unfolded around 11:00 a.m. Monday, when authorities were dispatched to the supermarket to investigate reports of a theft. Upon arrival, authorities met with a loss prevention officer who alleged that Johnson had been seen taking a box of Oreo brownies, valued around $2.50.
When the loss prevention officer tried to detain the suspect, Johnson allegedly tried to flee, knocking over customers in his apparent attempt to escape from the store. Ultimately, the loss prevention officer did catch the suspect, who was detained until police arrived.
According to police, Johnson said he tried to take the Oreo brownies because he was hungry.