A Chicago Heights man was arrested on Oct. 11 for stealing a steak and soda from the Chicago Heights Fresh Market.
Police say the owner was watching the store's surveillance camera feed just before 2:30 p.m. when he saw 40-year-old Richard Ramirez slip a skirt steak and two bottles of Coke under his shirt.
When the owner and another store employee confronted Ramirez, he tried to make a break for it. The two men were able to restrain him, but not without sustaining some damage. Police say Ramirez managed to deliver two bites to his captors: one to the owner's left thumb and another to the wrist of the employee. Neither turned out to be serious wounds and both men refused medical treatment, according to reports.
Both victims of the attack signed battery complaints against Ramirez, and the owner signed an additional theft complaint.