Local man charged after shoplifting pair of shoes

BY DI STAFF | SEPTEMBER 30, 2013 5:00 AM

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A local man has been accused shoplifting a pair of girl’s shoes.

Thomas Johnston, 51, was charged Sept. 27 with consumption/intoxication and fifth-degree theft.

According to an Iowa City police complaint, Johnston was stopped by security at K-Mart, 901 Hollywood Blvd., and accused of shoplifting.

He was allegedly observed taking a pair of shoes from an outside display. He reportedly tried to take them up to the return desk to receive money for them.

Johnston walked out with the shoes after being denied the money by the return desk. The shoes were valued at $34.99.

Under Miranda, he reportedly admitted to the theft.

Consumption/intoxication and fifth-degree theft are both serious misdemeanors.

— by Megan Sanchez

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