Man accused of stealing unusual items to support drug habit

Man accused of stealing unusual items to support drug habit

Man accused of stealing unusual items to support drug habit

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by AP

WHAS11.com

Posted on November 9, 2012 at 10:05 AM

Updated Friday, Nov 9 at 10:23 AM

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man could spend up to 25 years in prison for stealing lobsters he planned to sell to support his drug habit.
 
   Authorities say 47-year-old Charles Shumanis III repeatedly stole lobsters and meat from Allentown-area supermarkets, including a botched March 1 theft that included a parking lot car-jacking.
 
   Police say Shumanis stole meat and lobsters on two other occasions before he was confronted when he walked out of the store with $350 in lobsters.
 
   A Lehigh County judge on Monday recommended Shumanis serve time at a state prison able to help him deal with his drug and alcohol problems.
 
   Shumanis pleaded guilty in September to charges including retail theft and robbery of a motor vehicle.

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