A Montana man was charged Monday with felony robbery after he stole a candy bar from a hardware store over the weekend. David William Bowman, 57, made his initial appearance Monday in Yellowstone County Justice Court on one count each of felony robbery and criminal possession of dangerous drugs.
Authorities in Billings responded to a call Sunday afternoon involving a man stealing merchandise. When the clerk was questioned, she told them that Bowman attempted to purchase a candy bar with his credit card but it was declined. She stated that he became enraged and allegedly threatened to strangle her if the card wouldn’t work. When the card was rejected a second time, Bowman took it and left the store with the candy bar.
Officers found Bowman at his home and stated that he was extremely aggravated. When they mentioned the candy bar, Bowman began screaming and tried to get back inside his home. Officers tried to calm Bowman but he remained enraged until they threatened him with a taser. While being booked at the jail, detention officers found baggies containing methamphetamine and hallucinogenic mushrooms in his pocket. Bowman is being held at the Yellowstone County jail without bond.