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Man says he can’t remember taking over $300 in merchandise September 16, 2012

Filed under: Bizzarre,Fraud,Really Dumb,Robbers,WTF? — floridaduh @ 1:58 pm


A man told an Okaloosa County Sheriff’s deputy he couldn’t remember hiding  over $300 worth of merchandise outside the fence line of a local home  improvement store for pickup later.

On Sept. 4 the man was spotted on video and by Lowe’s employees hiding  merchandise on his person and then hiding merchandise at the exterior fence line  of the business to pick up later. He then left the store without paying for the  merchandise.

He was confronted and produced $24.38 in merchandise on his person. Value of  the merchandise hidden outside was $305.51. When a loss prevention officer tried  to detain the man he fled on foot but was caught by another employee.

After he was arrested, he told the deputy “I can’t remember” when asked what  happened.

The man, identified as Robert Anthony Burkhart, homeless, was charged with  felony larceny and misdemeanor resisting property recovery by a retail merchant  or farmer.

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