DUNWOODY, Ga. — A loss prevention officer reported she had detained a man for alleged shoplifting at Macy’s on Ashford Dunwoody Road July 24. The officer notified police that she noticed a man entering the store wearing sandals and attempting to exit the store wearing a brand new pair of sneakers. He was stopped and detained, and the incident was partially caught on camera.
Police said the man admitted to stealing the shoes and said he had also stolen two shirts and concealed them in his pant legs. Police said the suspect said that he stole the items in an attempt to return to jail after recently being released and having nowhere to live. The suspect was confirmed to be homeless.
The total value of the items was $167 and the suspect was transported to DeKalb County Jail without incident.