Columbus police officers responded to a report of a suspect with a knife inside a store in the 800 block of Bethel Road at 6:45 p.m. Feb. 24.
Upon arrival, they spoke with a loss-prevention officer who told them a man had stolen $200 worth of shoes.
"Loss prevention stated when he confronted the man and asked for the shoes back, the suspect lifted up his shirt and showed a knife in a black holster," according to the responding officer.
"The suspect told loss prevention to 'back up, buddy,' while showing the knife still in its holster."
The suspect left the scene in a dark-colored SUV before officers arrived.
In other recent Columbus Division of Police incident reports from northwest Columbus:
* Police were called to a school in the 1500 block of Hard Road at 2:24 p.m. Feb. 28 after the principal reported learning about threats.
"Officers made contact with the principal who provided officers with text messages from a student who stated (she) wanted to shoot the school up," according to the report. "The officers made contact with the juvenile and her guardians. The juvenile stated she was just mad and didn't mean the threats.
Officers informed the guardians a report would be taken and detectives notified.
* A girl who lives in the 3700 block of Dexter Row contacted police at 9:46 p.m. Feb. 28 after receiving multiple threatening messages, including death threats, over social media starting at 9 p.m. Feb. 27.
* A 49-year-old man reported at 3 p.m. Feb. 27 that a handgun valued at $349.99 had been stolen from his home in the 2100 block of Baneberry Court.
The victim said the theft took place after at 9 a.m. Jan. 2.
* A woman, 33, said she was assaulted during a bar fight in the 1800 block of West Henderson Road at 3 a.m. Feb. 25.
* The suspect in the robbery of a store in the 2500 block of Bethel Road left behind the $3 he was holding out to make a purchase at 9:16 p.m. Feb. 23, but made off with a lot more when he grabbed cash from the register.
The employee filing the report said the suspect had been in the store for more than an hour looking around.
When another customer went to the restroom, she said he approached the counter and held out the bills to pay for a purchase, but pushed her out of the way, dropped the $3 and reached into the cash drawer.