A Redwood City man is behind bars Friday after he was arrested for allegedly threatening loss prevention officers at a Home Depot store in San Carlos with a knife earlier this month, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office.
Eric David Mills, 36, was allegedly running out of the store with nearly $700 in tools May 10 with the officers in pursuit when he pulled out a pocket knife and told them he would come back to get them and he knows where they work, according to prosecutors.
Though Mills was able to get away, he dropped some identifying information that led to his Friday arrest, according to prosecutors.
Convicted of at least two other violent felonies prior to the May 10 incident, Mills faces up to 25 years to life in prison for charges of criminal felony threat, felony theft with the use of a knife and misdemeanor petty theft, according to prosecutors.
He pleaded not guilty to his charges when he appeared in court Friday and is in custody on $500,000 bail. He will next appear in court May 31 for preliminary hearing, according to prosecutors.