Friday, March 23, 2007

The Only Ones Light-Fingered Enough...

Source: Video Catches Philadelphia Officer Shoplifting

"As if Philadelphia police don't have enough problems with crime and the criticism they've taken for the increasing number of homicides, now they seem to have a problem with allegations of a shoplifting police officer.The alleged incident reportedly happened at a Rite Aid at American and Lehigh in the West Kensington section of Philadelphia Tuesday afternoon and was all caught by a surveillance camera.

Sources told NBC 10 News that an on-duty officer in full uniform was in the store when someone reported he was shoplifting.

According to that police source, the 26th District officer was in the toy aisle and was seen taking action figures and putting them in his pockets.A source at the store, which is in the 26th District, added that he was also taking Matchbox cars.Store officials called police and asked for a supervisor. That supervisor reportedly looked at the surveillance video and the officer, a five-year veteran of the force, was reportedly taken to East Detectives for investigation. No charges have been filed and the case was turned over to the district attorney's office.

There has been no explanation for why the officer has not been charged."

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