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Hungry Shopper Arrested in New Lenox Berkot's: Cops

A New Lenox man was arrested for allegedly refusing to pay for food he took off the shelves of Berkot's supermarket and ate in the store.

Credit: Patch file photo
Credit: Patch file photo

A New Lenox man refused to pay for food he plucked from the shelves of Berkot's supermarket and ate in the store, police said.

Anthony Kronenberger, 34, of 2277 Scotsglen Drive was charged with retail theft in connection with the Jan. 20 incident at the Calistoga Drive store.

An officer sent to the Berkot's was told "Kronenberger came into the store and started eating food from the shelf," police said. "Employees informed Kronenberger that he would have to pay for the food that he ate, but he refused."

Kronenberger was released after posting bond.

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DJ January 27, 2014 at 07:24 AM
What planet do these people come from?
Baby Paul January 27, 2014 at 10:08 AM
I like the Pac Man pic!
Jo Ann Gindville January 27, 2014 at 09:40 PM
Did anyone think that maybe the man was just plain hungry? I hope before we just arrest the guy we we made sure that he might just need a meal and some compassion.
Kdm January 27, 2014 at 11:28 PM
So because someone is hungry they have the right to walk into a store and basically steal food?! Good grief lady, it's people like you who are the problem.

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