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Man arrested after being caught in store bathroom opening video game

Published On: Dec 11 2012 11:58:00 PM EST

A man was arrested after police found him in the bathroom of an electronics store removing a video game from its case, officials said.

Johnathan S. Reade was taken into custody after police found three video games on the floor of a bathroom stall he was occupying at the Best Buy store at 4413 Birkland Place, Bethlehem Twp., Northampton Co., at about 7:30 p.m. Monday, officials said.

Reade had removed the Xbox 360 game "Far Cry," which sells for $59.99, from its security case, officials said, adding that the other two games were still in their cases.


Police were called to the Best Buy by the store manager, who reported Reade in the bathroom with the games, officials said.

Reade, 25, of 1929 Stonington Road, Bethlehem, was arraigned on a retail theft charge and committed to the Northampton County Prison on $10,000 bail, according to court documents.

A preliminary hearing is set for 9 a.m. Dec. 20.