LPD: Super Saver shoplifter wanted on six warrants arrested

Published: Oct. 26, 2020 at 6:28 AM CDT
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - A man who Lincoln Police said resisted arrest after getting caught stealing from a Super Saver was arrested late Sunday, according to the department.

Alexander Vanosdol, 27, was booked on charges of shoplifting, assault and resisting arrest. He also had six outstanding warrants.

According to LPD, officers were called to the 27th and Cornhusker location around 8 p.m. Sunday. Officers said Vanosdol was being kept in the loss prevention area of the store and after seeing officers he became combative.

Employees told LPD that Vanosdol collected items in the store and hid them without paying. Officers said when Vanosdol was told he was going to be put in handcuffs, he ran at an employee and pushed them into a desk, causing him to fall.

Police said it was a lengthy struggle and Vanosdol was swinging his fists at employees. Officers gave several verbal orders for him to stop and they deployed a taser but LPD said it had little to no effect and Vanosdol ran out of the store into the parking lot.

LPD said an officer was able to take him down to the ground and they Vanosdol continued struggling until other officers arrived.

Police said officers attempted to deploy a taser on Vanosdol when he resisted officers during the arrest. He was ultimately restrained, arrested and lodged in jail.

The employee had minor injuries and was treated on scene.

Vanosdol was arrested and is facing resisting arrest charges, obstructing a police officer, theft by shoplifting, and third degree assault charges.

LPD said Vanosdol had six outstanding warrants, as well as theft by shoplifting and trespassing charges at Menards from June 18, 2020.

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