Now he was able to give them to her in person at the jail.
OCALA, Fla., March 5 (UPI) -- Florida police said a man told an officer the two bras he stole from a Walmart store were gifts for his girlfriend to celebrate her upcoming release from jail.
Ocala police said Johnnie Brown, 29, was spotted by a Walmart loss-prevention officer Tuesday shoving two bras into his pants while riding around the store in a motorized wheelchair, the Ocala Star-Banner reported Friday.
Investigators said Brown was detained by employees when he left the store without paying for the items.
Brown allegedly told police the bras were a gift for his girlfriend, who is scheduled to be released from jail this month. Police said he had $350 in his pocket at the time of his arrest but said he couldn't use it to purchase the items because it was rent money.
Police said the bras were worth $7 and $13.
Brown was charged with petit retail theft and released Wednesday after posting $500 bail.