CINCINNATI, July 28 (UPI) -- A man making a court appearance on a theft charge in Cincinnati had $800 on him when he was charged with stealing junk food from a deli, officials say.
Alfred Arnold, 52, allegedly made off Tuesday with potato chips, Hostess cupcakes, a couple of cans of soda and a copy of USA Today with a total value of $5, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported. A spokesman for the Hamilton County Sheriff said a court officer saw the theft on a security videotape.
The owner of the Courthouse Deli is legally blind. But other thieves have been caught because court officers view the tape.
Arnold, a Kentucky resident, left the courthouse in the morning. By the time he returned in the afternoon, the tape had been watched, his pilfering spotted and he had been identified by courthouse employees, spokesman Steve Barnett said.
When he was arrested and searched, Arnold proved to be carrying $805 -- enough to pay for the items with plenty left over, officials said. He was transferred to the county jail, conveniently located across the street.