The following accounts were taken from reports from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. Additional reports are available at www.columbia countyso.org:
Shoplifter halts employee with threat of handgun
Police are looking for a man who threatened an Evans department store employee after being caught shoplifting.
A loss-prevention employee at Kohl's, 4227 Washington Road, told police the shoplifter threatened to pull a gun.
About 8:20 p.m. May 6, the employee saw the man take nine shirts, worth nearly $400, to the dressing room, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident report.
The shopper came out of the dressing room without the shirts, and his pants were bulging.
The employee tried to stop the man in the parking lot, but he ran away. When the employee chased him, the thief yelled, "You'd better back off. I have a gun with me." The employee stopped chasing and called police.
The employee described the shoplifter as black, 34 to 39 years old, about 6 feet and 250-280 pounds.
He wore a black "Coogi" T-shirt, black jeans, black shoes and a Cincinnati Reds baseball cap. He left in a dark-blue Ford Crown Victoria sedan.
Teen seen vandalizing car
An Evans teen saw her boyfriend vandalize her car Wednesday with a marker and cake.
The 18-year-old said that just after 11 p.m. she saw her boyfriend, also 18, use washable paint markers to write obscenities on the windows of her Volkswagen Passat at her Wisteria Court home.
She also saw him throw cake on the windshield.
A witness saw the boyfriend get out of a white truck and walk toward the house.
Police found multicolor obscenities written on the car windows and what appeared to be yellow cake and chocolate icing smeared on the windshield.
Rhinehart's gets fake $20s
A waitress at the Evans Rhinehart's restaurant said a couple used fake $20 bills to pay for their meal Tuesday.
She said a man and a woman ate at the restaurant, 303 N. Belair Road, about 4 p.m..
He put two $20 bills onto the table to pay for the $33.83 tab, and the couple left.
The waitress said she realized the bills were counterfeit and was unable to catch up to the customers in the parking lot.
The man left in a black Saturn and the woman left in a dark Jeep Cherokee.
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