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Man Arrested for Stealing 2 Vacuums from Meijer

The following information was provided by the Northville Township Public Safety Department.

A 22-year-old male from Taylor was arrested on charges of retail fraud of the third degree after he was seen stealing two vacuums from the Northville Meijer around 11:30 p.m. on Feb. 6, according to a Northville Township police report.

A loss prevention officer at Meijer saw the man select two Dyson vacuums and head to the front doors of the store without stopping to pay, the report said. The loss prevention officer then approached the man in the parking lot, and he dropped the vacuums and got into a car, which then drove away, the report said.

Northville Township police then stopped the car near Eight Mile and Haggerty roads and arrested the man, the report said. The vacuums were recovered from the store parking lot.

Later at the police department, the man said he was a former drug dealer and is currently a gambler, the report said. When police asked him why he had taken the vacuums, he said he had stolen more than 200 vacuums in the past year or so from many stores and that he gets paid up to $400 for them, the report said.

For questions on the police blotter, email rebecca.jaskot@patch.com.

TSOL February 15, 2013 at 01:49 PM
Sucks for him... ...or maybe not!
Debra L. Van Buren February 16, 2013 at 07:38 PM
The Northville Township Public Safety Department nabbed a real loser. He (i.e. the thief) seems to be proud of his accomplishments; he is probably hoping to get locked up and taken care of. Too bad society has to foot the bill!

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