Shawn Amhurst, 25, of Bridgeport, was charged with sixth-degree larceny, criminal impersonation and interfering with an officer on Jan. 5 at approximately 1:35 p.m.
According to police, Amhurst attempted to shoplift a pair of Reebok running shoes from Bob’s Stores, 889 Post Road in Fairfield, but was obtained after running away from the store and across the street. He was also found wearing Under Armor clothes that were reportedly stolen.
Amhurst provided a false name to officers when apprehended. There were warrants for his arrest in New Haven and Pennsylvania on similar charges, according to police.
Amhurst was released on a written promise to appear with a court date on Jan 13. He was handed over to New Haven Police.