Dale Peterson tells radio station he was not shoplifting - WSFA.com: News Weather and Sports for Montgomery, AL.

Dale Peterson tells radio station he was not shoplifting

Posted: Updated:
Dale Peterson (Source: Hoover Police Dept.) Dale Peterson (Source: Hoover Police Dept.)
  • More newsMore>>

  • Wyoming gas explosion prompts evacuation of town

    Wyoming gas explosion prompts evacuation of town

    Thursday, April 24 2014 10:14 AM EDT2014-04-24 14:14:45 GMT
    Residents and emergency crews were waiting for a fire to burn itself out after an explosion at a natural gas processing plant in a small town in southwestern Wyoming.More >>
    Residents and emergency crews were waiting for a fire to burn itself out after an explosion at a natural gas processing plant in a small town in southwestern Wyoming.More >>
  • Obama to Russia: More sanctions are 'teed up'

    Obama to Russia: More sanctions are 'teed up'

    Thursday, April 24 2014 10:05 AM EDT2014-04-24 14:05:53 GMT
    Accusing Russia of failing to live up to its commitments, President Barack Obama warned Moscow on Thursday that the United States has another round of economic sanctions "teed up" - even as he acknowledged those...More >>
    Accusing Russia of failing to live up to its commitments, President Barack Obama warned Moscow on Thursday that the United States has another round of economic sanctions "teed up" - even as he acknowledged those penalties...More >>
  • breaking

    Amber Alert suspects arrested, toddler found safe

    Amber Alert suspects arrested, toddler found safe

    Thursday, April 24 2014 9:49 AM EDT2014-04-24 13:49:46 GMT
    According to WTVA, an Amber Alert has been issued for a missing Lowndes County toddler. Lowndes County Chief Deputy Marc Miley says they are searching for 2-year-old Malia Harris of Columbus. OfficialsMore >>
    Georgia officials believe suspects in the Mississippi Amber Alert case may be in southwest Georgia. Cook County, GA investigators have been actively searching the Lenox area for the suspects. Officials confirmed a heavy presence of law enforcement in that area Wednesday night.More >>
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

One day after it was learned former Alabama Agriculture Commissioner candidate Dale Peterson has an arrest record, Peterson spoke with a Birmingham talk radio station in an effort to set the record straight.

Peterson was taken into custody on October 1, 2012 after allegedly shoplifting at an area Wal-Mart. Peterson was booked under the name Roger Peterson, reports WBRC Fox 6.  

Peterson was taken into custody by for theft 3rd degree at the Wal-Mart on U.S. Highway 150 in Hoover just outside of Birmingham. Police say Peterson pushed a shopping cart with beer and paper towels beyond the cash register without paying for the items.

Peterson told WAPI-FM that he was simply going to the restroom and had every intention of paying for the items. He said store security stopped him as he came out of the restroom.

His unique campaign commercials to become Alabama Ag. Commissioner, riding a horse and carrying a gun while telling potential voters he was going to go after "thugs and criminals", went viral online. Peterson's campaign, however, was ultimately unsuccessful.

Peterson was last in the news in January, issuing a statement saying he was declining a job offer from the man who beat him to become Ag. Commissioner. Peterson said the job offer was a scam, designed to neutralize him from any potential run in the future. Commissioner John McMillan has denied Peterson's claims.

Copyright 2013 WSFA 12 News.  All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow