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SPOKANE, Wash. -

A man was arrested and charged with theft at 822 West Francis Tuesday night after attempting to steal two bottles of raspberry vodka outside a Safeway, in the same parking lot where Spokane County Sheriff’s Office deputies were responding to an armed bank robbery.

Shortly after 6 p.m., the Spokane County Sheriff’s office said their deputies were searching the area around Chase Bank for an armed robbery suspect when they heard women yelling for help. Deputies observed a male, identified as 40-year-old Jonathan B. Scafide, running away from the Safeway store in located in the same parking lot.

Scafide initially disregarded commands from deputies, but eventually showed his hands. Two bottles of raspberry vodka were located in the front of Scafide’s pants. He was charged with 3rd degree theft, resisting arrest, and obstructing law enforcement.

Once in custody, deputies quickly determined Scafide was not involved with the bank robbery. He was checked by the medical staff for injuries before being released at the scene.

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