2010-12-16 / Local & State

Police: Blood Leads To W. Pa. Razor Blade Thief

CRANBERRY, Pa. (AP) – State police say they simply followed the blood to catch a man who allegedly unpackaged then stole some razor blades from a northwestern Pennsylvania Wal-Mart store.

Twenty-nine-year-old Michael Barton, of Oil City, was in the Venango County Prison on Monday because the shoplifting charges police filed Friday violated his probation on another case. Online court records don’t list an attorney for Barton.

State police in Franklin say Barton took two trays of Gillette razor blades out of their packages in an attempt to steal them shortly after 5 p.m. Friday. Police say Barton cut himself in the process and a store security officer called police when he noticed the blood.

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