Alleged shoplifter waits over 3 hours for police

FREDERICK, Md. – Police said a man caught stealing nearly $900 worth of Sears merchandise waited more than three hours for officers to show up before store workers let him go. Maryland State Police said that when they finally reached the 27-year-old man by telephone later that night, he agreed to come in for questioning, showed up early and willingly confessed to the crime.

Police said the man told them he planned to sell some of the merchandise he took so he could make his car payment.

He allegedly stole two power tools along with three shirts, 11 video games and seven DVDs.