CALEXICO — Police here arrested a 33-year-old Calexico man after he allegedly brandished a box cutter at a Wal-Mart loss prevention agent.
Calexico police Lt. Jim Neujahr said police arrested Hernan Castro Cortez after he chased a Wal-Mart loss prevention agent who was trying to apprehend him for shoplifting.
Neujahr said Cortez and Gilbert Rubio Vasquez, 21, also of Calexico, allegedly tried to shoplift some items at Wal-Mart, 656 Yourman Road in Calexico, around 12:30 p.m. Sunday.
A Wal-Mart loss prevention agent approached the two in the parking lot. The two refused to cooperate with the agent.
Neujahr said Cortez then took out a box cutter and threatened the agent with it. Cortez also chased the agent through the parking lot but the agent was able to escape.