Charges: Animal Humane Society employee stole dog food, kennels from shelter

Omarr Williams faces a felony charge for allegedly stealing more than a dozen bags of Purina dog food from the Animal Humane Society in Golden Valley.

Williams, who according to a search warrant worked as the weekday custodian at that same AHS, was spotted along with a man later identified as Andre Lee Bush loading bags of dog food into a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica on March 15.

The person who spotted them called police to report a burglary in progress, and Williams and Bush were pulled over a short time later. Bags of dog food were visible in the backseat of the vehicle.

According to the search warrant, here's how Williams, a 44-year-old Minneapolis resident, responded when asked by authorities why he did it:

He admitted he was currently employed at AHS and had no permission to take anything from AHS. [Williams] said that he is short on money and took dog food and a couple dog kennels from AHS to sell to make some money to pay his obligations. [Williams] said that he entered AHS outside of his work time, loaded up the above vehicle with the items and left the area. [Williams] admitted what he did was wrong.

A search of Williams's criminal record reveals no prior convictions.


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