Man charged after cooking up scheme to steal air fryer

30-year-old Bernard Stanton was charged with burglary after he stole an air fryer from Walmart and was caught near White Castle on Wilma Rudolph Boulevard.

On October 21st, Clarksville Police Officer Hofinga responded to Walmart, 3050 Wilma Rudolph Boulevard, in regards to a theft of property call. Upon arrival, Walmart Loss Prevention employee Richard James stated that a black male in a silver Dodge Charger with temp plates stole an air fryer and was about to turn left onto north-bound Wilma Rudolph Blvd. from the White Castle parking lot.

Bernard Stanton (MCSO)
Bernard Stanton (MCSO)

When officers approached the vehicle and asked the driver, later identified as Bernard Stanton, to pull back into the parking lot, he agreed. Officers could see an air fryer in the back seat of his vehicle. Bernard stated he went into Walmart, but the two passengers, Calvin Price and Troy Stanton, were not involved. The total cost of the air fryer was $141.26 and Richard James provided officers a Walmart trespass from April 3rd for Bernard.

Bernard Stanton was arrested and charged with burglary. He was released on a $2,500 bond.

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