Man eats and runs

A Stillwater man was issued a misdemeanor citation for shoplifting in connection with a July 17 incident at Cub Foods.

Stillwater Police officers were told that a man entered the Market Drive Cub Foods and ate packages of food, leaving empty packages in the store and left the store without paying for the items he ate.

A police report said the man told the store’s loss prevention officer that he ate more than $50 in food because he suffers from an eating disorder causing him to binge and purge food. The suspect allegedly admitted doing the same thing previously in the store, according to the report.

Besides being issued the citation, the suspect is banned from all Cub Foods stores.

No injuries from accident

A car rests in a holding pond adjacent to the Lowe’s store in Oak Park Heights Friday after it was hit by another vehicle. No injuries were reported in the accident. (Gazette staff photo by Stuart Groskreutz)

OAK PARK HEIGHTS — No injuries were reported in a two-vehicle accident last Friday afternoon that caused one vehicle to come to rest in a holding pond.

An Oak Park Heights Police accident report said a woman’s vehicle was struck on the rear passenger side by another vehicle, causing the first vehicle to travel through a fence in front of the Lowe’s store. The first car suffered moderate damage while the second car had front end damage.

According to the police report, witness told officers the second car did not slow down before hitting the woman’s car.

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