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PD: Shoplifter Hid Shrimp in Pants, Under Sweatshirt

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    PD: Shoplifter Hid Shrimp in Pants, Under Sweatshirt
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    A shoplifter tried to steal several bags of shrimp from a Bridgeport supermarket by hiding them in his sweatpants and under a sweatshirt, according to police.

    Police said they responded to Food Bazaar, at 500 Sylvan Ave., on Monday after the supermarket staff reported that a man had tried to steal several bags of the shellfish.

    When police arrived, the suspected shoplifter, Carlos Muniz, 36, was sitting on the floor next to the store manager and police handcuffed him.

    Then, officers watched the video surveillance, which they said showed Muniz try and walk out of the store while hiding five bags of shrimp under his sweatshirt and sweatpants.

    As police were investigating, they also determined that there was an active warrant for Mr. Muniz.

    He has been charged with sixth-degree larceny and bond was set at $500.