Two Cuyahoga County residents were arrested Wednesday for stealing soda pop from a Bowling Green convenience store.
Herbert Rhoades, 49, Parma, and Pamela Sheppard, 46, Cleveland, were arrested after their 2006 Hyundai Sonata broke down and the stolen soda was found inside.
Bowling Green police were called to Circle K, 1059 N. Main St., at 4:21 a.m. for a reported theft.
The clerk said a male and female entered the store and each walked out carrying cases of pop.
Video surveillance showed the couple walk to the back of the store. They are then seen carrying cases of pop past all points of sale without paying for them. They put the cases of pop into a black car and leave the scene, according to the Bowling Green Police Division report.
The male is seen carrying four cases of 18-pack Mountain Dew. The female is seen carrying three cases of 12-pack Pepsi, according to the report.
Later Wednesday, the Ohio State Highway Patrol advised they had a disabled vehicle with stolen soda pop inside it.
When BGPD officers arrived, the man and woman were observed wearing the same clothing as in the store surveillance footage.
The cost of the four cases of the 18 pack Mountain Dew was $27.96. The total of the three cases of the 12 pack Pepsi was $19.29, according to the report.
Rhoades and Sheppard were arrested for theft/shoplifting and were taken to jail.
He pleaded guilty and was fined $1,000, with $850 suspended. He must pay $27.96 in restitution.
She pleaded no contest and was fined $1,000, with $900 suspended and sentenced to 31 days in jail with 30 days suspended. She also must pay $19.29 in restitution.