Published: Dec 13, 2011 12:10 AM EST
Updated: Dec 13, 2011 12:14 AM EST

NAPLES, Fla- Several tips have led to the arrest of a man who reportedly assaulted a Naples security guard.

According to police documents, Kenneth Wilkinson fought off a security guard who stopped him for shoplifting from Kmart on North Tamiami Trail.

Naples Police say Wilkinson lunged at the officer while waving a knife when he was asked to go back into the store with items he stole from the electronics department.

Police credit the public with identifying Wilkinson after WINK News aired a photograph taken by a store surveillance camera.

Wilkinson is charged with petit theft and aggravated assault.