Man threatened to kill WalMart loss prevention officer

A New York man reportedly threatened to kill a WalMart loss prevention officer with a knife after trying to steal two bottles of orange juice.

Police said that on July 12, at about 2 p.m., they received a complaint of a robbery at WalMart, 1365 Boston Post Road. Elby Espinal, 27, of 359 South Second Street, Brooklyn, N.Y., grabbed two bottles of orange juice and left the store without paying for them, police said.

Espinal was approached by WalMart loss prevention and asked to return to the store. Instead, he dropped the bottles and ran into the parking lot, where he was once again asked by loss prevention to return to the store, police said.

Espinal then pulled a knife and pointed it at the loss prevention agent, stating, “I’ll kill you.” Espinal ran north onto the Boston Post Road. A perimeter was set up in the area, and police dogs helped locate Espinal, who was hiding in the rear yard of a home on Cedarhurst Lane. Espinal is charged with larceny, robbery and breach of peace. He was held on $5,000 bond for court July 13.