Bangor man accused of trying to steal beer, flowers

Posted Aug. 01, 2011, at 7:08 p.m.
Last modified Aug. 01, 2011, at 9:01 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A local man who tried to leave Shaw’s grocery store on Main Street on Saturday afternoon without paying for a 30-pack of beer and a vase of flowers valued at more than $51 was charged with misdemeanor theft, police said.

Anthony Spellman, 47, of Bangor attempted to leave the store around 4:30 p.m. without paying for the merchandise, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Monday.

Spellman also was given a one-year criminal trespass notice, meaning he may not enter the store during that time.

He has a number of criminal convictions on his record, according to court listings printed in the Bangor Daily News.

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Over the last four years, Spellman has been convicted of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer, operating a vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants, driving with a suspended license, disorderly conduct, violating condition of release, possessing marijuana, and the sale and use of drug paraphernalia.

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