By Michael Hartwell
LUNENBURG -- Two unemployed men were charged Monday with stealing a pile of DVDs and Blu-ray discs from Walmart.
While on patrol, Officer Jack Hebert noticed that a man sitting in the passenger seat of a 2007 Chevy Cobalt in the Walmart parking lot was someone he had previously arrested for driving with a suspended license. Around 7 p.m., the man, identified as Darek Wallace, 21, of 2 Center Road, Shirley, moved to the driver's seat and picked up another man who had exited the store.
The second man, Michael Bjork, 21, of 19 Seaver Road, Lunenburg, was observed shifting objects around inside the vehicle while Hebert pulled them over. The officer saw several unopened DVDs on the floorboards and asked Bjork if he had just stolen them. He reportedly said he had.
Inside the vehicle, police found seven new movies and television shows, including Playing for Keeps, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones and Red Dawn, along with a sports jacket. Bjork had $2 in his pockets and no credit cards or checks that could be used to make a purchase.
When asked if he knew what Bjork was up to, Wallace told police, he "had an idea."
Both men had previous shoplifting charges on their records. They were arrested and held over night.
Wallace and Bjork were charged with larceny over $250 at Fitchburg District Court Tuesday. Bjork was released on $500 bail and Wallace was released on his own personal recognizance. Both men are scheduled to appear in court on April 9.