Photo: There goes Karr with the stolen champagne
VACAVILLE – On the evening of June 25th, 23-year-old Michael Robert Karr from Dixon entered the Nugget Market in Vacaville and walked out with 14 bottles of high end champagne worth over $1,200.
Karr actually got away with it, until July 11th when detectives from the Vacaville Police Department went to his residence and arrested him.
The path to the arrest began when the wine steward at the Nugget Market noticed many bottles of expensive champagne missing from the display case. A review of the store’s surveillance video showed Karr grabbing three fabric tote bags and then filling them up with the bottles and walking out without paying for them.
Photos from the video were clipped and sent out throughout Northern California. A detective from the Elk Grove PD recognized Karr as the man who had recently been arrested for stealing paint from a hobby shop in Elk Grove.
In the hobby shop incident, Karr was cited and released for petty theft. It turns out that Karr was wearing the same clothes in both thefts. With a warrant in hand for the champagne theft case, detectives then arrested Karr for theft over $1,000.
After being booked into the Solano County Jail, the suspect’s bail was set at $35,000.