Man locked in store after trying to steal beer

A 21-year-old Kennewick, Wash., man used a large coffee dispenser to try to break through a glass door at a convenience store after he was locked inside for trying to steal beer, police said.

The glass didn't break and Gregorio Montoya was let out of the store and arrested when Kennewick police arrived.

The incident began when Montoya and two friends went to Metro Mart, 520 E. Columbia Drive, just after 2 a.m. Thursday to buy beer, Sgt. Brian Swartswalter said.

When the clerk wouldn't sell them alcohol because it was after hours, Montoya tried to distract him while his friends took beer from a display rack, Swartswalter said.

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