Police: Soap thief tries to make a getaway on city bus

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Pulaski County Sheriff's Deputies had to stop a theft suspect on a city bus over the weekend.

According to Lt. Carl Minden, 51-year-old Roland Ester was arrested after deputies said they found two bags of Tide Pods, a bottle of Dial liquid soap, and three bottles of Caress liquid soap—a total value of about $43—on him.

On off-duty officer has noticed Ester leaving City Market "with a bulge in the front of his pants." When confronted, Ester apparently said he had nothing and kept walking toward the door; he began running when the deputy reached out to grab his arm. The chase eventually concluded on a city bus.

Ester was arrested for robbery and fleeing.


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