The man accused of stealing over $400 from a Girl Scout selling cookies pleaded not guilty in court. 28-year-old Erik Mullen is accused of snatching the cash box outside of a Clairemont grocery store over the weekend.
Deputy District Attorney Kimball Denton says that it wasn't the only theft Mullen was a part of that day. He, and an accomplice identified as Brandi Wright, stole a woman's purse earlier in the day. Mullen dropped his cell phone after stealing from the Girl Scout, which led police to him.
Both he and Wright are in jail on $20,000 bail, and face up to three and a half years in prison if convicted.