EUGENE, Ore. -- Three people were arrested Friday after items were stolen at a Eugene Walmart and Target.
Police said Friday afternoon, Michael Handy, 32, walked out of the Walmart on West 11th Avenue with a backpack carrying stolen merchandise from both stores.
They said he ran off into a nearby field and dropped the backpack.
A responding officer left the backpack on the ground to run after Handy.
More officers arrived and they arrested Handy for two counts of theft and interfering with a police officer.
Meanwhile, back at the Walmart, police said a Eugene couple watching the incident unfold pulled up to the backpack the officer had set aside, picked it up and drove off.
A helpful bystander had taken note and contacted officers.
Police went to their home and arrested Lucy Rubio, 18, and Conner Cargil, 20. Both are being charged with second-degree theft tampering with physical evidence.