From rehearsal dinners to Twix, shoplifting just doesn't pay

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Did you hear the one about the guy in a hurry who stole the food for a wedding rehearsal dinner? Or how about the guy in the Mercedes arrested for shoplifting a Twix bar?

These aren’t bad jokes, according to the Will County Sheriff’s office, which arrested both men this month near southwest suburban Homer Glen.

The forgetful caterer struck Sept. 4 at the Dominick’s at 14200 S. Bell Rd. in unincorporated Homer Glen, according to a sheriff’s police report.

About 2 p.m. a man came in and stole various groceries, employees reported. But as Sam Litwiak, 29, put the food into his vehicle, employees got his license plate number and called police, the report said.

Officers went to his home on Chatham Drive in Lemont and found two Sierra Mist 24-packs and containers of coleslaw, macaroni salad and potato salad in the vehicle, according to the report.

Litwiak told officers he went to buy groceries for a wedding rehearsal dinner, but forgot his wallet, the report said. He was charged with retail theft under $300, and freed on $100 bail.

No word on whether anyone brought more side dishes.

The guy with the expensive car and tight wallet was Boris Petrovski, 20, of Willowbrook, arrested Sept. 6 at the 7-Eleven at 14310 S. Will Cook Rd. near Homer Glen, a report from the sheriff’s office said.

An employee said a man came in about 5:30 a.m. and started putting things in his pockets. When confronted, he ran out and drove off in a Mercedes-Benz, police said.

But the suspect flagged down approaching officers to ask directions to Darien, the report said. He was arrested after officers found a stolen Twix bar in his front pocket.

At least it was a king-size bar.

Petrovski was charged with DUI and released after paying $300 bail.

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