Crime

He tried to leave Walmart with steaks in his pants, police say

A 25-year-old man was arrested Monday in connection with shoplifting after police say he hid steaks in his pants and left without paying at a Myrtle Beach grocery store, according to a police report.

Payton Christian Abbott, 25, was cited in connection with shoplifting, online jail records show.

Myrtle Beach officers were called about 11:30 a.m. to the Walmart Neighborhood Market at 3915 N. Kings Hwy. in regards to an alleged shoplifting incident.

A loss prevention officer told police he saw the suspect take steaks, totaled at $14.26, from a store shelf and hid them inside his pants, the report states.

The loss prevention officer then confronted him after he allegedly headed for the door without paying, the report says. He was detained at the store until police arrived and took him to the Myrtle Beach Jail where he was issued a citation in connection with shoplifting, according to the report.

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