A Bethesda man is being accused of stealing $369 in medications after he refused to pay for a prescription and bolted out of the store.
According to WJLA, Montgomery County cops say 36-year-old Marc Shutta of Bethesda has been charged with one count of theft.
They say he entered the Giant Food grocery store on Old Georgtown Road in Bethesda and went to the pharmacy counter. A pharmacist reportedly told Shutta that his health insurance would not cover the costs of the erectile dysfunction and insomnia medications he requested and that he would need to pay the full price of $369.39.
"Shutta snatched both prescriptions from the pharmacist, abandoned his shopping cart with groceries, and fled the store on foot beyond all available cash registers without paying for the items," wrote a police officer.
A representative for Giant says the store does not want to press charges against Shutta, instead, they would just like to have the medications returned.
A police officer tried to contact Shutta to work out the arrangement but multiple attempts went without response from him.
"Shutta has clearly demonstrated a willful and deliberate action to avoid the responsibility of bringing back items that he stole without charges being pressed," the officer wrote.
Shutta was arrested in October and released and now awaits a trial. Documents say that Shutta lives with his mother roughly a half mile from where the alleged theft took place.