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Man arrested after stuffing 16-ounce beers into his pants at Publix at Lake Deaton Plaza

Duffy Joe Martinez
Duffy Joe Martinez

A 50-year-old man was arrested after allegedly stuffing two 16-ounce cans of Miller Lite into his pants at Publix at Lake Deaton Plaza in The Villages.

Duffy Joe Martinez of Wildwood entered the store at about 6 p.m. Wednesday and went to the beer aisle where he appeared to stuff something down his pants, according to an arrest report from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office. A store manager followed Martinez who appeared to have the outline of a beer can on the back of his shirt.

The manager approached Martinez who pulled out a 16-ounce can of beer he had wedged in the back of his jeans. He pulled a second can from his front pants pocket.

When a deputy arrived, Martinez asked, “Am I going to jail? I gave them back.”

He was arrested on a charge of petit theft and booked at the Sumter County Detention Center on $500 bond.

  

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