Man with knife charged in theft at Bangor store

Posted April 13, 2010, at 7:02 p.m.
Christopher Good.  (Photo courtesy of Penobscot County Jail) Mug goes with DAVESKNIFE story by Ricker.
Christopher Good. (Photo courtesy of Penobscot County Jail) Mug goes with DAVESKNIFE story by Ricker.

BANGOR, Maine — A local man with a long criminal history allegedly threatened a store clerk with a knife on Monday night after she told him he was seen on the store’s video surveillance system stealing an item, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said on Tuesday.

Christopher Good, 44, was reportedly carrying a small white knife with a spring-loaded blade when he entered Dave’s Movie Center, located near the intersection of Hammond and Union streets, the sergeant said. The store owners described the shop as an “exotic supercenter.”

“He did take out the knife and held it toward her,” after the store clerk confronted Good just after 8 p.m. Monday, Edwards said.

The clerk reported to police that Good basically said, “he would use it if he had to,” Edwards said.

After the confrontation, Good left Dave’s heading downtown and was found shortly afterward by police in a small alleyway off Hammond Street.

The novelty item, valued at $65, was recovered along with Good’s knife, which he had dropped on the ground after leaving the store.

Good was arrested and charged with theft, criminal threatening and trafficking in dangerous knives and was taken to Penobscot County Jail, where he remained Tuesday night, a jail official said. He is scheduled to have his first appearance in court on Wednesday.

There are numerous arrests and convictions on the books for Good, according to court reports printed in the Bangor Daily News.

He was convicted in August 2005 of assault, carrying a concealed weapon, four counts of criminal mischief, violating conditions of his release and theft. Good was sentenced to five months in jail for each of those offenses, the court reports state.

Good has several theft arrests and convictions that date back to at least 1994 that resulted in fines, jail time, community service and restitution. In 1994, he also was charged with robbery, gross sexual assault and terrorizing, but details about those arrests, including if he was convicted, were not available.

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