A Canton, Ohio, man residing at a community corrections center has been arrested, accused of fighting a Wal-Mart store security officer who tried to stop him from leaving the store without paying for an $18 pizza cutter.

A Canton man was arrested on a robbery charge after a Wal-Mart store security officer said he fought with her as he tried to get out of the store without paying for a pizza cutter.

The item sells for $18.07.

Peter A. Vega Jr., 43, who lives at the Stark Regional Community Corrections Center, was arrested on a robbery charge at 6:40 p.m. Friday at the store, Stark County Jail records said.

He was charged with robbery, a second-degree felony that carries a maximum sentence of eight years in prison and a $15,000 fine.

Canton Police reports said he fought with the 20-year-old female loss prevention officer who tried to stop him from leaving the store without paying for the pizza cutter.

Vega has been a resident of the community correction center since April 27, having been ordered into the facility after pleading guilty to cocaine trafficking, Stark County Court records stated.

Canton Repository