FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A man accused of shoplifting clothing from a South Florida store in early December became angry when he found the store’s front door locked, officials said.
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A man walked into a Rainbow clothing store on Lake Lauderdale around 8:15 p.m. on Dec. 7, according to a news release from the Broward County Sheriff’s Office.
Surveillance footage showed the man browsing the store for about 30 minutes before attempting to leave with an armful of clothes.
The man, wearing a black-and-white jacket, black pants and a black hat, was seen kicking and banging on doors, the Miami Herald reported.
Unknown to the alleged shoplifter, the store was about to close and an employee had locked the door, the sheriff’s office said.
A deputy said the man may have simply unlocked the door and left with his clothes, the Herald reported. I could see the man trying to leave.
Agitated, the man dropped his clothes, pushed the employee to the ground, and then got out and fled in a red truck, according to the Herald. Police believe about $200 worth of merchandise was seized.
The sheriff’s office asked anyone who could identify the man to contact Detective Armando Enrique at 954-321-4233 or submit the information through the SaferWatch app. If you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or text her at 8477 from a mobile phone in the United States.
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