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Job application leads cops to alleged shoplifter

/ Source: The Associated Press

A suspected shoplifter was arrested after he put his address on a job application before leaving the store, police said.

The 49-year-old man was arrested Tuesday on a misdemeanor theft charge after employees said he stole T-shirts and pants.

Police said the man stuffed the items under his shirt and the waistline of his pants before going to the checkout counter to fill out a job application. The items set off an alarm when he left the store.

Police said the man wrote his actual address on the job application, and police arrested him there while he was ironing a pair of jeans he was accused of stealing.

He remained in the Montgomery County jail Thursday on a $1,000 bond, awaiting a court date.