Suspect to cop: 'Can I smoke it first?'

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ALPHARETTA, Ga. – A suspected shoplifter allegedly asked police if he could smoke his marijuana cigarette before being arrested July 14.

According to police, several stores in North Point Mall said they were tracking a suspected shoplifter. He had walked to the area near the Chick-fil-A and MARTA bus stop where he was stopped by security.

The suspect, Darrien Dangelo White, 29, of Conley, Georgia, was positively identified as the person who stole a pair of Kate Spade handbags, valued at nearly $200 each. The purses were found on him.

Also found on him was a metal cigar holder containing a marijuana cigarette. White allegedly admitted the pot cigarette was his and asked police if he could smoke it before he was taken to jail. White also had an outstanding warrant for shoplifting out of Athens/Clarke County.

He was arrested for shoplifting, possession of marijuana and an outstanding warrant.

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