One man is in custody after he hid in the thrift store, Our Store, in Salt Lake City and stayed past closing time. Toni Johnson, executive director, responded to an alarm Wednesday night and did not see anything suspicious until she reviewed surveillance video and noticed a man hiding under a table, police said.
Salt Lake City police and a K9 unit responded. The dog approached the suspect hiding under the table and made contact, although no injuries were reported.
“The dog behaved exactly as trained,” Salt Lake City police Detective Dennis McGowan said. “The dog behaved in an aggressive fashion and as a result, the man turned himself in.”
Daniel Sever was booked into jail for burglary on Wednesday night.
“It is very unfortunate that someone would come in to such a wonderful store and steal from a non-profit organization that is doing such good work for the community,” Johnson said.
Johnson praised the Salt Lake City Police Department for their quick response and the way they handled the incident.
Our Store, which is located at 358 S. 300 East, donates all proceeds to the People With AIDS Coalition of Utah and works to make PWACU self-sustaining. To donate items or to find out more information, go to YourThriftAlternative.org.