Newport Police were called to a report of a customer at the Newport Cafe ordering and eating a meal, but then walking out without paying for it.
Newport Cafe staff followed the man across Highway 101 to the supermarket parking lot while calling 9-1-1. Officers arrived moments later and confronted the man over the alleged non-payment of services.
Police say the man was not cooperative and soon a physical tussle ensued with the man ending up on the ground in cuffs. Travis Blevins was driven the half-block to the jail where he was booked for defrauding and resisting arrest.