Police: North Dakota shoplifting attempt foiled by deep snow

Jan. 8 (UPI) — Police in North Dakota said a shoplifting suspect was foiled when his cart, loaded with $4,000 worth of merchandise, got stuck in the snow and he dropped his wallet.

Minot police said employees at the local Hobby Lobby store reported a male shoplifter around 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Officers arrived to find the suspect’s shopping cart, loaded with $4,000 worth of merchandise, had gotten stuck in the deep snow and overturned in the parking lot.

The man abandoned the merchandise and fled the scene, but police said he tripped in the parking lot and dropped his wallet before making his escape.

The wallet contained a photo ID belonging to Dustin Johnson, 22. Police arrested Johnson at his home on felony shoplifting charges.

Johnson was booked into the Ward County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bond. He is due in court Thursday.

Written by Leigh Brown

Leigh Brown is a former CIA counter-terrorism specialist and military intelligence officer who served nineteen years overseas in Turkey, Italy, Germany, and Spain. He was the CIA Chief of Base for the Barcelona Olympics in 1992 and was one of the first Americans to enter Afghanistan in December 2001. Leigh is Executive Director of the Council for the National Interest, a Washington-based advocacy group that seeks to encourage and promote a U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East that is consistent with American values and interests.

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