A man was arrested early Saturday morning after allegedly stealing candy from a South San Francisco convenience store with a replica gun and for allegedly hiding drugs in his rectum, police said.
Around 3:31 a.m., the suspect entered a convenience store in the 600 block of El Camino Real and was stopped by store clerks after trying to steal candy, according to police.
Police said the suspect, 29-year-old Daly City man Michael Aragon, pulled out a replica handgun and refused to pay for the candy, then fled in his car onto El Camino Real.
Officers informed of the robbery found Aragon walking away from his car at the Towne Center shopping mall in San Bruno and quickly apprehended him.
Aragon was evaluated and determined to be under the influence of a controlled substance. While he was being booked into San Mateo County Jail in Redwood City, he was also found to be concealing crystal methamphetamine in his rectum.
He was arrested on suspicion of first-degree robbery, altering a replica firearm to appear like a real gun, possession of methamphetamine, bringing drugs into jail and being under the influence of ilicit drugs. Aragon is being held on $100,000 bail.