Patrick Leon Short, 45 of Lexington Park, was seen coming out of the bathroom, in the storage room, at the back of the store.
Two employees confronted him and told him he was not allowed in the back room.
Short pulled a knife from his pocket and held it as the employees backed away. As Short exited the store, he was met by responding deputies. Employees found items in the bathroom that Short was attempting to steal.
Short was arrested and charged with two counts of 2nd degree assault, one count of theft, and one count of CDS, for a crack pipe that was found on his person incident to arrest.