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White Marsh Sears Sleepover Shopper Caught With Chocolate, Accessories

Police arrested a 69-year-old man found sitting inside the Lands End area of the department store in the early morning on Dec. 17.

Baltimore County police say a man spent the night in the White Marsh Sears department store, and helped himself to some chocolate and fashion accessories.

According to a police report, at about 4:46 a.m. on Dec. 17, inside the store in the 8200 block of Perry Hall Boulevard, security guards found a man sitting on a chair in the Lands End department. Investigators believe he had been hiding in the store since before closing time on Dec. 16.

Hidden on him were six sunglasses valued at nearly $700, three pieces of costume jewelry valued at $36 and two chocolate bars valued at nearly $6, the police report showed. 

Police arrested the man and identified him as Percy Lane Jr., 69, of the 1800 block of Wolfe Street in Baltimore. He was charged with second-degree burglary, fourth-degree burglary, trespassing on private property and theft of less than $1,000, online court records show. As of Wednesday, Lane remained at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

BRAD December 19, 2012 at 09:42 PM
Was he wearing his PJ's?
Dottie Cordwell December 19, 2012 at 11:17 PM
Did anyone test him mentally? Maybe he did not know where he was or that he needed to leave the store when it closed. Just saying.
Tim December 20, 2012 at 12:05 AM
Wolfe St....wait that means he came from the city /ducks
LalainMaryland December 20, 2012 at 01:18 AM
Maybe he thought it was the movie "mannequin"
Doug December 20, 2012 at 11:54 AM
The fact that he chose "Sears" as the store to do this crime, is enough to prove mental illnesss for me. I bet his mom used to buy his cloths there.
12 Gage December 20, 2012 at 02:17 PM
Did he come on the bus ??? LOL
leslie December 20, 2012 at 02:19 PM
Tim, is there a point to your comment?
leslie December 20, 2012 at 02:22 PM
Wolfe Street... maybe he was a Hopkins doctor..
Emily Kimball (Editor) December 20, 2012 at 02:34 PM
UPDATE: Police just released the suspect's booking photo. It has not been added to the story - http://patch.com/A-02ww
SG from PH December 20, 2012 at 05:30 PM
Judge not least ye be judged... Or at least til you get all the facts.
Tim December 20, 2012 at 05:44 PM
If you don't understand my point, then it went right over your head. Don't worry. yeah, right...a doctor.
K L B December 20, 2012 at 05:55 PM
Test him for mental illness, come on now, he was stealing !!!
Al Carlson December 20, 2012 at 07:04 PM
...because that comment is socially acceptable, you straight up bigot.
Al Carlson December 22, 2012 at 12:55 AM
That's a joke? I guess I missed the funny part but referring to a black man as Ghetto Santa is not funny. It's racist. What do I say about white people behind closed doors? Not much. Because I'm white. Me? College educated. Advanced degree(s)? Yes. Married? Yes. Credit score? High. Charitable? Yes. Respected in the community? Yes. White guilt? None. Embarrassed because of the way that so-called respectable fellow citizens refer to people who take public transportation out of the city into Baltimore County? Often. You're classless.
dcdecker December 22, 2012 at 03:20 AM
I'll judge....everything was cool...sure mental ill,confused....but HELLO $700.00 in sunglasses? and jewelry(cheap as it was but hey ...whaddya dealin with here?)? This guy knows a sense of value.Might get him a 20 rock.
chessie perrin December 23, 2012 at 05:55 AM
Six pairs of sunglasses for $700? I think Sears needs to be mentally tested!!!

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