No such thing as free lunch in Johns Creek

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JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – A Johns Creek man was arrested April 10 after allegedly trying to steal several sandwiches from a local store.

Police were called to the Publix supermarket on Haynes Bridge Road at nearly 6 p.m. after employees said they saw a young man take some items of food and place them in a backpack. He then ordered four sandwiches and got a fountain drink before trying to leave the store.

Cody Markel Dawson, 19, of Feather Sound Court, Johns Creek, was stopped as he tried to leave. In his backpack were four sandwiches, eight Starbucks drink packs and a frozen drink.

Dawson allegedly claimed he only did it because he was hungry and homeless. Officers noted from previous run-ins with him that Dawson in fact lived nearby.

He was arrested for shoplifting.

MH 04-23-14