A Columbus man is accused of shoplifting steaks from Publix in his pants.
Jimmy L. Mobley, 45, was arrested around noon Monday at the Macon Road grocery store and charged with felony theft by shoplifting and giving false information, reports state.
According to police, a loss prevention officer with the store learned that the suspect had been taking meat products and putting them in the waistline of his pants. The officer spotted the suspect leaving the store and stopped him while the suspect was taking packages of meat from his waistline.
The officer then took the suspect to an office and called police, reports state.
Police said the officer found three New York Strip steaks worth close to $50. He also found eight rib eye steaks, worth more than $100, in a nylon bag the suspect had on him. The suspect said two of those steaks were from Winn-Dixie.
When asked for his name and age, the suspect said it was Jerry Jackson, 45. The suspect told officers that his name was Jimmy Mobley once he’d arrived at the Muscogee County Jail, reports state.