A youth faces resisting arrest and shoplifting charges after he was caught trying to smuggle out wine from Wal-Mart, the bottles protruding from his clothing as he made his getaway.
The suspect, Samuel Moses Bradley, 20, was too young to purchase alcohol so he apparently tried to spirit the spirits away by concealing the bottles underneath his clothing.
Walmart security approached the shoplifter as he was exiting the store, pointing out they could see the bottles clearly sticking out of his clothing. The youth zipped up his jacket and proceeded to get in his car, at which time police arrived.
“I could see multiple multi-colored wine bottles,” one police officer revealed in his report. “I gave him several chances and even told him repeatedly that officers could see the bottles he had stolen on his person.”
Despite the warnings, Bradley refused to get out of his vehicle and clung to the inside of his car when police tried to remove him. He was hit with chemical spray and taken into custody. Police pointed out one bystander captured the entire incident on cellphone video.
The youth admitted to drinking before the shoplifting incident.
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