A Palmer Township man and his Bethlehem Township friend are charged with stealing $1,300 of meat and lobster tails from Weis and Wegmans.
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Eric William Thompson and Michael Richard Moran are apparently fond of surf and turf dining. Thompson is accused of stealing about $1,300 in surf -- all lobster tails -- and turf -- filet mignon and steaks among other meat -- on five days in December from the Weis Market in Palmer Township. Moran, a 56-year-old Bethlehem Township resident, is accused of being his accomplice in some of those incidents, according to court records. On the day he was apprehended, Moran blocked store employees at the exit from catching Thompson, who got away, the records say. Thompson, a Palmer Township resident who turned 37 on Sunday, already has been charged with stealing items from Wegmans in Lower Nazareth Township in December. Police subdued him with a …
Eric William Thompson, 36, of Palmer Township allegedly stole items from Wegmans in Lower Nazareth Township on four separate occasions before finally being caught.
The luck finally ran out for a Palmer Township man this morning when he tried to walk out of Wegmans in Lower Nazareth Township with $544.57 worth of meat. According to Colonial Regional Police, Eric William Thompson, 36, of the 1000 block of Camelot Drive had been the target of an investigation -- although his identity was not yet known at the time -- after he was allegedly seen on video surveillance stealing from Wegmans on Dec. 20, 27, 28 and 29. With the assistance of loss-prevention staff, police were finally able to catch Thompson in the act around 3:45 a.m. today, Dec. 30, police say. As Thompson left the store, his cart had six lobster tails and 14 beef tenderloins concealed under a coat, according to the arrest affidavit. When "he…