Batavia man arrested for starting fire to steal ear buds

Posted at 9:40 AM, Aug 27, 2017

A Batavia man faces multiple charges after allegedly setting a security box on fire in the local Walmart. 

The Genesee County Sheriff's Office says 19-year-old John Delara was trying to gain access to Apple ear buds within the box. He disposed of the box, which was still smoldering, under a metal display rack and attempted to leave the store. 

He was stopped by Walmart Loss Prevention and taken into custody.

Delara is charged with petit larceny, arson, and criminal mischief. He's been issued appearance tickets and will appear in Town of Batavia Court on September 28.