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Report: Man commits theft in Hernando sheriff's lobby

BROOKSVILLE — A man waiting to register with the Hernando County sheriff as a felon will face some new — albeit lesser —charges after an incident in the lobby of the Sheriff's Office.

Clinton Ingram, 34, and another man there on an unrelated matter were waiting in the lobby Wednesday when the other man went to the front counter to speak to the receptionist, according to a report.

The man said he left a pair of black sunglasses on a nearby table, and when he returned to his seat, the glasses were missing. Other people waiting in the lobby told him Ingram had moved to the man's seat and then quickly went to the lobby restroom when the victim returned, the report said.

The victim went to the restroom and confronted Ingram as he exited. A deputy overheard the conversation and questioned Ingram while the victim searched the restroom. The deputy saw the victim find his sunglasses in the waste bin wrapped in paper towels.

Ingram, the report said, denied knowing anything about the glasses, but when the deputy told him he would review the lobby surveillance video, Ingram said, "Okay, I did it. I'm sorry."

He said he did not realize the sunglasses belonged to anyone but could not explain why he did not turn them in or why he concealed them.

Ingram, who is on felony probation for grand theft and trafficking in stolen property, was arrested on a charge of misdemeanor petty theft and for violation of probation.

Report: Man commits theft in Hernando sheriff's lobby 04/15/10 [Last modified: Thursday, April 15, 2010 7:46pm]
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