- Associated Press - Thursday, September 24, 2015

OCALA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a north Florida man who managed to pawn an amplifier he had just taken off a shelf at the pawn shop went back to the same store the next day and stole a leaf blower.

Ocala police say 38-year-old Daniel Claudio Jr. was arrested Tuesday and charged with dealing in stolen property, fraud, retail theft and petit theft.

A manager at Value Pawn told officers Monday that he realized he had given Claudio $60 for an item in his own stock after reviewing surveillance video and watching the man remove the sale stickers from the amplifier.

The Ocala Star-Banner (https://goo.gl/0k9CLI) reports that workers at the store recognized Claudio when he returned Tuesday and took a backpack leaf blower without paying.

After his arrest, police say Claudio told officers he was stealing to support his heroin addiction.

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Information from: Ocala (Fla.) Star-Banner, https://www.starbanner.com/


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