A Chicago man has been accused of stealing merchandise from a sporting goods store where he had just applied for a job. Lawrence C. Briggs, 18, entered the Sports Page store on Oct. 30 and turned in a job application. Police say Briggs then took off with a T-shirt, a hooded jacket and a baseball cap. The items were estimated to cost about $150. Police and store management later reviewed security footage. Briggs was called back for a job interview Friday and arrested.
The newspaper reports Briggs admitted to stealing the items. He has been charged with fifth-degree theft and interference with official acts for allegedly refusing to be handcuffed.