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Sears shoplifter arrested after threatening to transmit AIDS to security guard by biting

By Mason White 5:32 AM June 9, 2013
Christopher Lee Carr 

By: Ryan Lee Hall
A man was arrested and charged with robbery related charges after he was caught shoplifting at a Sears department store while threatening to transmit AIDS to a security guard by biting him, according to a statement released by police in Texas.

Lufkin Police officers arrested the 34-year-old man and charged him with theft after allegedly screaming that he had AIDS and tried to bite a security officer after being caught stealing at Sears, last week.

Christopher Lee Carr, of Lufkin, is still being held without bail in the Angelina County Jail on a charge of second-degree felony theft.

According to the police report, the incident occurred about 1:33 pm at the Sears store located in the Lufkin Mall at 4600 S. Medford Drive. When the Lufkin police officer arrived at the scene, a group of fearful shoppers pointed to the mall entrance.

The officer entered the northeast entrance of the mall and saw several people fighting. When the police officer approached, he saw a man lying on the ground, handcuffed, according to the police report.

The Loss Prevention Officer of Sears and a mall security supervisor explained that the man, later identified as Carr entered the Sears store, when two security guards watching real-time surveillance saw the man taking merchandise valued at $1,000, according to the police report.

When Carr allegedly left the store without paying for the items, two security officers confronted him and tried to stop him until police arrived on the scene. The report said Carr tried to flee and began fighting with the two security guards.

The police report also stated: “Carr is in fact, HIV positive.”

Carr was charged with theft, as several witnesses said he tried to bite one of the security guards. In addition, Carr allegedly put the security guard in fear of imminent bodily injury because of the possibility of bodily fluids being transferred.