The item was Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, whcih appeared irresistible for Crook. According to St. Louis police, Crook, 33, was recognized by a store manager as someone who had previously stolen goods. Around 5 pm on Sunday, Crook went into the gas station store and tried to take the Cheetos. The owner told him to put it back. However, Crook returned a few minutes later and again tried to take the Cheetos. When the manager stopped him, he assaulted the manager by striking him in the face.
The police then say Crook went outside and poured gas on the ground and threw the pump in the spill. He then threw his cigarette on the spill. However, the scene is more suitable for a movie script than reality.
Nothing happen . . . at least with the gasoline.
The police showed up and Crook was arrested. He now faces charges of first-degree attempted arson, trespassing, theft and third-degree assault.