A man in Texas is facing charges after allegedly stealing $6,000 worth of meningitis medication from a health clinic in the Houston area.
Houston police say that at about 2:30 p.m.
Friday, an employee at the Houston Health Care Center in the city’s northwest area noticed a man sitting in the waiting area.
The employee asked the man if he had any meningococcal shots, and the man told her that he had some, according to a criminal complaint filed Friday in Harris County District Court.
Police say that after the employee handed over the medication, the man went back to the patient’s clinic to give the pharmacist the money.
The employee then saw the man leave the clinic, but stopped when she saw the receipt, the complaint says.
The pharmacist then took the medication and the pharmacist called police.
The pharmacist told police that she didn’t want to make any arrests.
She told police she didn, because the man was a minor and she didn`t want to risk a felony arrest warrant for him.