The Post reports today a 29-year-old man allegedly tried to take a pair of socks from the Rite Aid at East Fifth Street.
"When [the man] realized he’d been spotted, he started running, smashing into displays and sending toothpaste and bottles of mouthwash flying. But he was soon nabbed."
The NYPD reportedly charged the would-be thief with petit larceny, criminal possession of stolen property and criminal mischief.
No word of what impact this had on the always long wait at the checkout line.
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