ELYRIA, OH (WOIO) - Cleveland resident, John Peters was arrested Thursday evening for theft at an Elyria Giant Eagle store.
Police responded to the Giant Eagle on Market Dr. after a manager called to say they stopped a man trying to exit the store with $163 dollars worth of meat and seafood stuffed in the front, sides, and back of his pants.
While on scene police said one employee said they saw the suspect walk by with a cart full of lobster and walk up to the meat case, then grabbed 7-10 packs of meat without looking a the cuts or prices
They followed the suspect down the aisle and caught him as he ditched the cart and trying to exit with the merchandise in his pants.
When police asked Peters why he did it he said "it's just a habit".