Cortland man accused of threatening security officer at Best Buy store

Adam Underwood (Dewitt Police Department)

DEWITT, N.Y. - A Cortland man was arrested Sunday after allegedly threatening a security officer at a Best Buy electronics store in Onondaga County, according to the Dewitt Police Department.

Late Sunday afternoon, police were called to a robbery complaint at the Best Buy store on Erie Boulevard in the town of Dewitt. Store employees told police that a man walked into the store and tried to leave without paying for a PlayStation 4 console. When confronted by a store security officer, Underwood brandished a pocket knife.

The man left the store, but the footage was caught on tape, and a quick-thinking witness was able to provide police with a license plate number for his vehicle, reported.

Officers were able to identify the man as 25-year-old Adam Underwood, who turned himself in to the Cortland City Police Department later that day.

Underwood was brought back to Onondaga County and charged with first-degree robbery, a class B felony, and criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree, a class D felony.