WHITEHALL TWP., Pa. – Police in Lehigh County allege an Allentown man bit a store security officer after he was caught trying to steal 15 gallons of driveway sealer.

About J. Azar, of North Second Street, faces single misdemeanor counts of retail theft and simple assault along with a summary count of harassment following the incident Saturday afternoon at Home Depot.

Store security said Azar walked into the Home Depot at 1350 MacArthur Road shortly before 2 p.m. with an empty cart. They watched as the 53-year-old then allegedly walked out the contractor’s entrance with three 5-gallon buckets of driveway sealer worth $237 in the cart, according to court records.

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