Polk Sheriff searches for 18-pack thief via Facebook

4:03 PM, Jan 29, 2014   |    comments
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Lake Wales, Florida -- Dealing with thieves is all in a day's work at any law enforcement agency, so it's understandable that sometimes they may get the itch to poke fun at those that think they can get away with their crimes -- especially in this day and age of technology.

And that's just what the Polk County Sheriff's Office did in a Facebook post Wednesday morning.

"Smile, kid - you're on candid camera. Stealing an 18-pack of Bud Light at 3:00 a.m. on Monday, Jan 20th, from the Kangaroo Express convenience store on US 27 North in Lake Wales. Really?" said the post.

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Polk Sheriff Grady Judd is known in the Tampa Bay area as someone who voices his opinions on criminals freely in press conferences and shows disbelief at how criminals think his office won't be knocking on their door at some point.

And the community's response post shows that sometimes a good way to get the word out is to do it with a little humor.

So, if you do know this young man, you should call Crime Stoppers Florida at 1-800-226-TIPS and you could earn some cash to do what this man failed to do, pay for his beer.

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