Stratford police charged a Bridgeport man with larceny on Sunday, Oct. 23, for allegedly attempting to steal more than $100 worth of merchandise by stuffing it down his sweatpants.
Police responding to a call at , 250 Barnum Avenue Cut-Off, were told by employees that they apprehended a man after he exited the store. Employees alleged that surveillance video showed the man stuffing items "in the bottom of his sweatpants, which were secured at the bottom by a drawstring, preventing merchandise from falling out," a police report said.
The items that were allegedly stowed away in the man's sweats were: nine Axe deodorants, six packages of batteries, two bottles of body wash, one 6-pack of soap, three individual bars of soap and a box of thumbtacks, the report said.
All the items reportedly totaled $114.39.
Julio Perez, 40, of 355 Bishop Ave., Bridgeport, was charged with sixth-degree larceny and released on a promise to appear in court on Nov. 4.
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