FAIRFIELD, Conn. – A Fairfield man was charged with theft and a breach of the peace after taking $18 from a Fairfield business Saturday afternoon, police said.
Douglas Campbell, 52, of Unquowa Road entered Robek’s on the Post Road Saturday afternoon, and demanded the $18 to fix a pipe at his home, according to police reports. The cashier working at the time, a young woman, told police she felt intimidated by the man, and counted the money out of the tip jar to get him to leave, police said.
Campbell then told the cashier he’d be back, according to the police report. Officers stayed at the scene until he returned, waving a $20 bill, police said. Campbell was then arrested and taken to police headquarters.
Campbell was charged with sixth-degree larceny and a breach of the peace, both misdemeanors. He was released on a promise to appear in court, and assigned a hearing date of Oct. 30.