Thieves steal from suspected shoplifters

Dec. 18, 2011 at 8:21 PM

OGDEN, Utah, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Two people cited for allegedly shoplifting in Ogden, Utah, in turn discovered just minutes later they were victims of theft, police said.

Korin Vanhouten, 47 and Eldon Alexander, 36, were stopped shortly after leaving a WinCo by a police officer who suspected they left without paying for cotton swabs, makeup and batteries, the Ogden Standard-Examiner reported Friday.

The officer cited them for shoplifting.

When the pair returned to Alexander's pickup truck in the store's parking lot, they noticed someone had entered the unlocked truck and stole a stereo amplifier, a drum machine and cigarettes.

Police Lt. Tony Fox said he had never seen anything like it in his entire career.

The items the two were suspected of shoplifting were worth $26, while the worth of their stolen possessions was about $60, Fox estimated.

Police were investigating.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending News
Florida waterspout rips mail truck open, scatters letters
Dutch teacher's stripping anatomy lesson a hit with students
WestJet passenger finds mystery clothing, beer in her luggage
Texas students to protest campus weapons policy with sex toys
Playmobil stirs controversy with apparent slave figurine