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Not so Merry Christmas for CVS

By Judith Pannebaker BCC Editor

Suspect Christian Maggio allegedly broke into the pharmacy on Main Street the morning of Dec. 25 by breaking glass in the front door with a pipe wrench and entering the building purportedly in search of prescription medication.

Christian Maggio

Photos courtesy of BCSO
This photo indicates forced entry into the CVS Pharmacy on Christmas Day, as well as a pipe wrench used to enter the building illegally.

CVS Pharmacy, 1202 Main Street, got a visit from The Grinch on Christmas Day, Friday, Dec. 25.
According to Bandera County Sheriff Office Chief Deputy Matt King, at approximately 8 am, a security firm notified emergency dispatch that an alarm had been activated at the building. Additionally, security cameras monitoring the premises clearly showed a visible intruder inside the store.
BCSO Deputy Michael Case answered the emergency call at the pharmacy because no city marshal was on duty at that time. Historically, within each 24-hour period, there is a short time when city law enforcement officers are not on patrol.
When Case arrived at the scene, he observed a broken front door window and a Toyota Tundra pickup truck - without license plates, but with its engine running - in the pharmacy parking lot. The license plates were later found tossed in the truck bed.
Case apprehended the suspect, Christian Maggio, 43, inside the building. The suspect, who was wearing a ski mask, surrendered to the deputy without incident.
According to the incident report, at the time of his arrest, Maggio had been carrying "multiple bottles of prescription medication."
Reports indicated the swag of pharmaceuticals ran the gamut and included Lorazepam, an anxiety disorder medication; Cytra, which makes urine less acidic; Lisinopril, used to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure; Hydrochlorothiazide, commonly known as a "water pill," this drug also treats high blood pressure; Hydroxyzine, for anxiety disorders and allergic conditions, especially those involving the skin; Cimetidine, commonly used to reduce acid production in the stomach; and Viagra, for erectile dysfunction.
After contacting the city marshal's office, Case released Maggio to Deputy Marshal Willie Smith.
Maggio was transported to the Bandera County Jail where he was booked for felony burglary of a building. After posting bond, Maggio was released the next day.