A San Antonio police officer was arrested Tuesday, accused of trying to steal “a large amount” of ammunition from a sporting goods store, police said.
In an afternoon press conference at San Antonio Public Safety Headquarters, Interim Chief Anthony Treviño said the officer, identified as David Nieto, was arrested without incident.
Nieto, who works at Central Patrol, is a three-year veteran of the force. He was shopping with his two children, 1 and 3, Treviño said.
The chief said around 2 p.m., security officers at Academy Sports, located at 2727 NE Loop 410 on the Northeast Side, captured the incident on surveillance video. Once the officer went to pay at checkout and did not pay for the ammunition, he was detained, and police were called.