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.