ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Alpharetta police arrested a man Feb. 16 for obstruction of an officer, fraudulent attempts to obtain refunds and possession of tools for commission of a crime.
An employee at North Point Mall had flagged down a patrolling officer to complain about a man who had entered Abercrombie and Fitch. The employee said that he recognized the man as a suspect in a previous shoplifting incident in Gwinnett Place Mall where the man allegedly assaulted two other employees.
According to the employee, the man had conducted a refund at Abercrombie and Fitch using a fake name.
Police attempted to stop the man, 32-year-old Rudolph Corbett of Tallahasee, Fla., but Corbett ran. Corbett made it to his car, where police handcuffed him “after a brief struggle.”
In Corbett’s car, police found two wire cutters and several pieces of anti-theft devices used by retail stores. A criminal history check revealed that Corbett had 32 arrests in Florida and eight in Georgia.