A 45-year-old Maywood man was arrested after allegedly stealing several bottles of alcohol from a Madison Street liquor store on Thursday, Dec. 23.

Forest Park police were dispatched to the store in the 7200 block of Madison a little after noon and were told a man concealed several bottles of alcohol and fled the building without paying.

Officers located the man several blocks away and asked him if he had taken any bottles from the store. The suspect then “readily admitted” to taking five bottles, according to a police report, and showed officers five vodka bottles concealed inside his jacket and pant leg.

The bottles were brought back to the store and the man was “no longer welcome” to re- turn.

This information was obtained from police reports filed by the Forest Park Police Department. Unless otherwise indicated, anybody named in these reports has only been charged with a crime. These cases have not been adjudicated.