Deputies Nab Shoplifter After He Goes Back for Round Two, Drug Habit to Blame
BROOKSVILLE – Greed led to a Lecanto man’s arrest Tuesday, after he was caught stealing, not one, but two grocery carts full of merchandise from a local Walmart.
According to reports, deputies responded to the Walmart Supercenter on Cortez Blvd, after loss prevention employees witnessed 38-year-old Adrian Ferrand Jackson push a cart full of merchandise out of the store and load it into a vehicle. To their surprise, Jackson returned to the store, filled another cart with merchandise, and left the store without paying again. But Jackson’s luck ran out the second time because as soon as he stepped outside deputies placed him into custody. Deputies say the moment Jackson was stopped he spontaneously uttered the words “I’m sorry sir, I’m Sorry.”
Deputies searched a black Nissan in the parking lot and located the items previously stolen. $538.77 worth of merchandise was recovered, including a flat screen television, remote control car, and several household goods.
During an interview Jackson admitted that he stole items to support his drug habit, stating “I got caught stealing sh*t today. I was stealing them for drug money.”
Jackson was booked into the Hernando County Jail on charges of felony retail theft and on an unrelated warrant for failing to pay child support.
Jackson remains behind bars on a $2,000 bond.
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