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.
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