(Michigan City, IN) - A Michigan City man is behind bars again for allegedly stealing a cigarette lighter.
Timothy Borman, on August 23, was inside the Marathon station at 2101 E. Michigan Boulevard when he allegedly placed the lighter into his backpack. When confronted by a store employee, the 32-year-old Borman fled down an alley.
A picture of the alleged shoplifter taken by the store employee with a cell phone helped officers identify the suspect. Police said the lighter looked torch-like and was valued at $35.
According to court records, Borman has a long history of prior theft and drug-related charges and convictions. One of the most recent pending cases filed against him involves allegations related to methamphetamine.
Borman could face a 30-month prison sentence if convicted of stealing the lighter.