Man allegedly attempts to steal more than $1,000 worth of goods from Walmart in Eureka
EUREKA- A West Virginia man is arrested after trying to walk off with more than $1,000 worth of goods at Walmart.
Officials with the Eureka Police Department responded to the Walmart at Bayshore Mall after 3 p.m. on Tuesday, after Walmart employees called and told the EPD they had a shoplifter in custody. Police say the male suspect attempted to leave the store with over $1,000 worth of camping gear and food. The suspect told authorities he was under the influence of methamphetamine, and when he gave his name, he said it was Boyd Stacey. After being booked in the Humboldt County Jail, staff questioned him and determined he was really 25-year-old West Virginia resident Michael Hunsinger.
"Hunsinger was arrested for a burglary as opposed to a normal shoplifting because officers were able to determine that he went into Walmart with the intent to steal. Hunsinger did not have any money on him when he went in to the store," said Brittany Kesterson, the Public Information Officer with the EPD.