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Douglas Maness, 22, was arrested after locking himself in the restroom at Sertinos. He drew the attention of Frys’ managers by placing the electronics under a large bag of dog food in a shopping cart, Sahuarita Patrol Officer Sam Almodova said.
When the store personnel approached, Maness said, “I’ll pay for this” and a manager said, “OK, we’ll watch.” Maness then put some items back on shelves, walked away quickly and then ran from the store, heading first to Chase Bank, then to Subway and finally into Sertinos, where he locked himself in the restroom, Almodova said. He did not take any items from Frys.
Police asked a manager to open the restroom and questioned Maness, who said he planned to sell the items.
Almodova said under state statute, when someone makes an attempt to commit shoplifting and has intent, he can be charged even without removing any items from a store.
“Guys come to Sahuarita and think it’s an easy mark, but don’t understand that down here they are a big fish in a small pond. They can get lost in the crowd in a bigger city, but here the spotlight is on them,” Almodova said.
Source:green valley news