Twin Falls police: Man walked past cop with stolen clothes

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Twin Falls police say a man attempting to shoplift from Target walked right past a police officer with an armful of clothing.

Authorities say the officer approached the 25-year-old man in the parking lot as he carried $80 worth of clothes on hangers without a bag.

The officer asked if he had a receipt but the man was unable to produce one after pretending to search his car.

Authorities say the man quickly turned on his vehicle and fled. Police say the officer had to jump out of the way to avoid being hit. A brief pursuit was called off.

The Times-News reports that the incident happened in May but the man wasn't arrested until Monday.


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