Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

March 5, 2013
Tooele man charged for attempted theft — and hurling a sausage

Jose Razo

Jose Razo

A local man has been arrested and charged with robbery for allegedly trying to shoplift from Macey’s Food and Drug in Tooele — and for reportedly throwing a stolen sausage at an employee as he tried to get away.

On Feb. 16, Jose Razo, 23, of Tooele tried to leave Macey’s with items he allegedly had not paid for when an employee tried to stop him, according to a probable cause statement. When confronted, Razo allegedly pushed the employee back and made a punching gesture at him. He then allegedly reached into his waistline to feign grabbing a firearm.

However, the employee continued to follow Razo, and Razo told the employee to stop following him. According to the statement, Razo next threw a large sausage, which he had taken from the store, at the employee.

When police responded, Razo did not follow commands, but was eventually arrested. Because the allegations include Razo using force while leaving with stolen items, he was charged Thursday with robbery, a second-degree felony; assault, a class B misdemeanor; theft, a class B misdemeanor; and interference with an arresting officer, a class B misdemeanor. He is scheduled to make his initial appearance in 3rd District Court on March 25.

Lisa Christensen

Staff Writer at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Lisa covers primarily crime and courts, military affairs, Stansbury Park government and transportation issues. She is a graduate of Utah State University, where she double-majored in journalism and music, and Grantsville High School.

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