• Florida man stuffs over $50 worth of steak in his pants in attempted theft, deputies say

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    ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - A Florida man was arrested on suspicion of stuffing two packs of rib-eye steaks in his pants in an attempt to steal them from a St. Augustine Publix, according to the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office. 

    According to the SJSO, Michael Owens, 61, was reportedly seen on surveillance video grabbing a total of $56.36 worth of steak, shoving it down his pants, then passing through checkout and exiting the store. 

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    A loss prevention officer who witnessed the event was able to apprehend Owens as he exited the store. 

    According to the report, the steaks were able to be recovered by loss prevention, but they were unable to put the steaks back on the shelves due to where they had been. 

    Owens told police that he thought if he were to get caught, he would be trespassed from the store, not arrested, according to SJSO. 

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