The Portland Press Herald reports that prior to the crime, Mitchell was charged with domestic violence assault after an argument with his girlfriend. He was reportedly forced to stay away from their apartment and began living out of a motel and then his car. Additionally, Mitchell was fired from his job for being late. According to the Portland Press Herald, Mitchell allegedly committed the crime as revenge against the company.
According to the Portland Press Herald, in addition to the prison sentence, Mitchell must also pay the supermarket chain Hannaford nearly $230,000 in restitution. In his sentencing hearing, Mitchell reportedly cried as he apologized to his family, the community, and Hannaford customers.
Mitchell will serve three years of supervised release after his incarceration, the Portland Press Herald reports. It’ll Be Pizza, which makes the dough, reportedly did not submit a restitution request.