A Florida man tried to get away with shoplifting using the same walkie-talkie device that store employees used. But it didn’t work!
Richard McCleary, 47, of Fruitland Park, was busted for retail theft as well as possessing an anti-shoplifting device and resisting arrest. The incident occurred April 11, 2015 at the Rural King in Leesburg.
The store manager saw two men steal a pair of weed trimmers before fleeing in a black Jeep. Two hours later, McCleary returned but didn’t do anything and left in a red van driven by a woman.
Police made a traffic stop, where the suspect jumped out of the vehicle and ran away, a police report says. He was captured after an officer used a stun gun on him.
The man was searched and police found the same type of walkie-talkie that Rural King employees use to communicate with one another. The device was set on channel 7, which employees use.