Michael Walker, 55, was arrested Tuesday evening by Detective Jimmy Thompson after he showed up in municipal court on misdemeanor charges, Watson said.
Walker is accused of theft of property in the second degree stemming from an incident at the Talladega Wal-Mart June 16.
According to Watson, Walker was initially attempting to steal an air conditioning unit by trying to exchange a unit he had not paid for. He ended up putting the air conditioner in a cart with a swimming pool that was being held in the customer service area for another customer. He then allegedly walked out of the store with both items.
Theft of property in the second degree is a Class C felony in Alabama, punishable upon conviction by one year and one day to 10 years in prison.