Police arrest Sandusky man in grocery store incident

(DECKERVILLE) – One person was arrested in an incident at a Deckerville grocery store over the weekend.

According Deckerville Police Chief Robert Willis, a 30-year old Sandusky man entered Brown’s grocery store around 10 a.m. Sunday morning asking for cartons of cigarettes.

Chief Willis said when the clerk asked for the money, the man allegedly pulled a knife, said he did not intend to pay for the cigarettes and allegedly threatened to come back to the store with a firearm. Police say they have video evidence of the man waving the knife in the store and also recovered the knife during the arrest.

The store was put on lockdown for a period of time while police from Deckerville, Sandusky and the Sanilac County Sheriff Department took the man in to custody in a nearby trailer park where the man was living with his parents.

Chief Willis said the man claimed he had COVID-19 and needed to be tested. Officers took the man to be medically evaluated and then was lodged in the Sanilac County jail.

According to police, the man is facing multiple charges, including armed robbery and was to be arraigned Monday.