MAHONING TOWNSHIP — A shoplifter used bananas as a weapon to get away with stolen merchandise, according to police in Carbon County.
Michael Rehrig, 32, of Palmerton, is accused of stealing more than $500 worth of electronics Sunday from Walmart near Lehighton.
Mahoning Township Police report Rehrig threw a bunch of bananas at an employee and left the store with a television and a vacuum cleaner.
Investigators also claim Rehrig was involved in two thefts from the same store Saturday in which three TVs were stolen.
Michael’s brother Troy Rehrig, 29, is also wanted on charges for a theft from the same store in September.