When officers arrived at the scene, which KGO-TV identified as the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank, the victim told officers he was "approached by an adult male suspect who produced a knife and demanded the victim's property." The man left the area and called police.
The suspect, Mohammed Nuru, was arrested and booked at the San Francisco County Jail on a count of second-degree robbery.
KGO reports Nuru, 58, allegedly attempted to steal a bag of chips as well, but then reportedly said he was joking. According to KGO, Nuru volunteers at the food bank and was working there when the incident occurred.
The San Francisco-Marin Food Bank's communications manager Keely Hopkins told KGO Nuru approached someone in the break room who was eating potato chips. Nuru was allegedly holding a kitchen knife similar to the ones they use at the food bank. The person left and called police.