More than $2,000 worth of baby formula stolen from Wal-Mart
WORTHINGTON — A warrant was issued for the arrest of a man and woman originally from the Twin Cities in regard to the theft of more than $2,000 worth of baby formula from the Worthington Wal-Mart.
According to records, Curtis Watson, 34, and Deanna Pugh, 23, are currently in custody in another jurisdiction and are wanted for shoplifting in other areas. They were among four people arrested in October in Spencer, Iowa, in a similar case.
Authorities received reports of similar incidents also occurring at a Wal-Mart in New Ulm.
On the day of the theft, a Minnesota State Trooper stopped a vehicle with four people in it on U.S. 59 north of Worthington. None of the occupants had a valid driver’s license, so the officer gave them a ride to the Worthington Wal-Mart. It is believed the individuals were involved in the theft.
During the course of the investigation, police learned a similar theft had taken place in Spirit Lake, Iowa, with suspects in custody. Watson was questioned and denied having been in Worthington, but later admitted he had been cited for not having a driver’s license and got a ride to Wal-Mart.