June 07, 2006

Bust Would-be Bud Booster

Perhaps he planned to drink it responsibly. According to cops the manner in which Daniel J. Anzalone, 28, of Hampton Bays attempted to procure his short case was anything but. He was charged with first-degree robbery and criminal possession of a weapon last Wednesday.

Just before 8 that evening, an employee at the Shell gas station on West Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays called the cops reporting a robbery. Cops say Anzalone attempted to shoplift a 12-pack of Budweiser beer. Confronted by a clerk in the parking lot, he allegedly threatened the worker with a box cutter, and fled the scene.

With assistance from the State Police K-9 unit, cops embarked on a neighborhood search, locating Anzalone in the woods behind the diner. Gas station staff identified the suspect as the bud booster, police reported.

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