Man tries to steal bag of food from church during wake Tues.

Staff Writer
Devils Lake Journal

Journal Staff Report

The Devils Lake Police Department reports that a 47-year-old Fort Totten man attempted to steal a bag of food from a wake service at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.

The man, whose name has yet to be released, was prevented from absconding with the food bag by one of the attendees of the service, who noticed the attempted theft and grabbed the food from the man.

The man was later stopped after witnesses reported the incident. The food, which was free for attendees of the service, was recovered, and the wake apparently continued without incident.

DLPD reports that no charges have yet been filed in relation to the attempted  theft, but the investigation continues and potential charges are pending.