A Bayonne man was arrested for stealing a bottle of Patron tequila and a bottle of Grey Goose vodka from ShopRite, making matters worse by initially giving the officer who arrested him a fake name, police said.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Richard Martinez, 38, of Bayonne, was charged with shoplifting and hindering apprehension, according to Police Lt. Eric Amato.
Yesterday at about 8:35 p.m. at the ShopRite located at 583 Avenue C, Martinez was seen exiting the store with a concealed bottle of Patron, valued at $48.99, and a bottle of Grey Goose, valued at $60.99, without paying for either item, authorities said.
As he was being arrested, Martinez gave the officer a fake name, leading to the hindering charge, officials said.
Martinez was eventually processed and released on a summons, police said.