BOSTON (CBS) – A 69-year-old man was arrested Thursday night for stealing condoms in Roxbury.
Boston police said Harry Johnson walked into the Walgreen’s on Tremont Street around 8:30 p.m., stuffed items in his backpack and under his shirt and then left without paying.
“When the employees demanded the suspect return the stolen items the suspect grabbed his waist (as if reaching for a gun) and stated, “I have a gun,” and lunged toward the employees in a threatening manner,” police said in a statement.
Officers on patrol in the neighborhood noticed the argument.
They searched Johnson and did not find a weapon.
However, police said they found a box of Trojan Magnum condoms hidden under his shirt and five bottles of Nivea lotion in his backpack.
Johnson was arrested and charged with unarmed robbery. After his arraignment, Johnson was committed to Massachusetts Alcohol and Substance Abuse Center at Bridgewater.