Socks land Johns Creek man in jail

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ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Three pairs of socks landed a Johns Creek man in jail Sept. 11 after he allegedly stole them.

According to police, employees at the Sports Authority at North Point Mall saw Walter Moye Colquitt, 44, of Sawtooth Circle, Johns Creek, select several pairs of socks and conceal them in his shirt, after removing their tags. He then went to the register and bought another pair before heading to the bathroom where he allegedly placed the hidden socks in the same bag.

When he tried to leave the store, police were waiting for him. He pushed past employees and tried to run, until the officer pulled his Taser and threatened to Tase him. Colquitt was charged with shoplifting $50 worth of socks.