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Crime & Punishment: Man steals $278 worth of gum
In two separate incidents, thieves in Fairfield allegedly got away with hauls that are valuable on paper, though it's unlikely they'd be able to use the entire amount of what they stole, and the resale value of such items is questionable. Marvin Hampton reportedly walked out of a Stop and Shop with $278 in unpaid-for gum, a score that was apparently worth telling a store employee "You better back up or I will shoot you" over. (Police later caught up with the 50-year-old suspect.) The Fairfield Citizen also reports that someone took everything from a display table in the downtown Victoria's Secret store, slipping out with $600 in lace panties and thongs.
By Nick Keppler
May 22, 2012