Police arrested a man on Wednesday after he allegedly stole a woman's purse along Philadelphia Road in White Marsh.
William Allan Schultz, 41, a resident of the 11600 block of Jerome Avenue in White Marsh, was charged with theft of less than $100 and acting as a rogue and vagabond, Lt. Ron Brooks of the White Marsh police precinct said.
According to police, at about 10:44 a.m. on Oct. 31, a woman parked outside the 7-Eleven in the 11600 block of Philadelphia Road and entered the store. Customers then told the woman that a man had entered her vehicle and stolen her purse. The woman left the store, approached the man and demanded her purse back. The man gave the purse back and ran away, according to a police report.
Another woman near the 7-Eleven, who claimed that the man was her boyfriend, told police that he was homeless and had just gotten out of jail. A police helicopter and unit of police dogs responded and found the man in a backyard near Allender Road and Jerome Avenue, according to a police report.
Schultz was arrested on the scene. He told police, "I'm just trying to survive and this is a bad day," the police report showed.