Police use Taser to subdue teen accused of shoplifting Jagermeister from Waterville Hannaford

Posted Oct. 22, 2012, at 2:18 p.m.

WATERVILLE, Maine — A Waterville teenager who tried to outrun a shoplifting charge wound up being shocked with a Taser and arrested, according to police.

Officers sent to the Hannaford supermarket on Kennedy Memorial Drive around 7 p.m. Sunday found a group of individuals, including Alexander Meserve, 19, hanging out near the store, Waterville Deputy Chief Charles Rumsey said.

While police were questioning the other individuals, Meserve took off on foot, Rumsey said.

Officers pursued Meserve and used a Taser to subdue him, Rumsey said. When police took him into custody, they found a bottle of Jagermeister that he had taken from the store, according to Rumsey.

Meserve was charged with being a minor possessing liquor, shoplifting and refusing to submit to arrest. He was unable to make $100 cash bail so he was taken to the Kennebec County Correctional Facility, where he remained Monday.

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