A man was caught trying to steal more than $300 worth of goods from an Uptown drugstore Saturday, according to police officials. But before he could be arrested, he allegedly pepper-sprayed himself in the face.
Two CVS drugstore employees told police they saw Dustin Cullins, 25, of the near South Side, stuff hundreds of dollars worth of products into a backpack on Saturday. The employees detained Cullins in a security room, according to the police report, and he told them he was willing to return the merchandise. But then Cullins allegedly sprayed mace at them--and himself, while the employees waited for police officers to arrive.