By Maria Rocha-Buschel
Police have arrested a man who reportedly walked out of the Home Depot on West 23rd Street with a chandelier he didn’t pay for — twice.
Robert Frierson, 48, went inside the store at 40 West 23rd Street on Tuesday, March 12 around 11 a.m. and allegedly took a box containing a chandelier. According to the district attorney’s office, video surveillance shows Frierson walking into the store empty-handed and walking out with the box, which police said that he didn’t pay for.
Police said Frierson returned to the store the following day around 9:15 a.m. and could be seen on video surveillance going to the lighting aisle before taking another chandelier box without stopping at the register to pay.
The DA’s office said that Frierson entered the store again on Sunday, March 17 at 8:45 a.m. and allegedly took a shower head and bathmat before leaving without paying for the items.