Two men arrested at Walmart

Man attempted alleged theft of oil diffuser on Sunday

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

Jacob Johnson and Connor Williams were arrested for alleged theft in the third degree from Walmart at 8:39 p.m. Sunday night, said Chris Tennant, P.D. operations commander.

21-year-old Johnson allegedly tried to steal an oil diffuser by hiding it in his pocket, Tennant said. It has a value of $19.94.

Tennant said Williams, a 22-year-old, was arrested for allegedly not paying for several items at the self-checkout in Walmart. The total value amount stolen was about $16.

The two were issued a criminal citation, he said. The Whitman County Court will appoint court dates for them in the next month.

Pullman P.D. Officer, Nathan Padrta arrested Johnson and Williams, Tennant said.

“People don’t realize Walmart has a sophisticated security system,” he said. “They have cameras at the self-checkout with security guards watching.”

The WSU directory has Johnson listed as a WSU student, while Williams is not.