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Police in Zion, Illinois call him the "unlucky thief." On Tuesday, police say, the suspect went into a Walmart to shoplift electronics. Store staff summoned the police. The suspect fled, only to find that his car was gone!
Police arrested him attempting to leave the area on foot. They determined that a repossession agent had towed the car away while the thief was inside the Walmart. The Chicago Tribune reports:
Hearn was later located walking by the side of the road, according to police. When asked why he was walking, he responded that his car had been repossessed while he was at the Wal-Mart, police said.
Investigators determined that the repossession company had followed Hearn to Wal-Mart, police said. The car was towed away when he entered the store, giving Hearn the only option of fleeing the scene on foot, police said.