Published February 25 2012
Man accused of stuffing flat screen in pantsMINNEAPOLIS – A 21-year-old Columbia Heights man is accused of stealing a 19-inch flat-screen television from an Eagan business by stuffing it down his pants.
Eric Lee King was charged Friday with felony fifth-degree controlled substance and shoplifting, a misdemeanor.
According to the complaint, an Eagan officer saw King drop a box of candy as he walked out the store Dec. 5, 2011.
WCCO-TV reported that when he tried several times to get King’s attention, King ignored him. The officer later saw the TV in his pants.
He also allegedly had a remote, power cords, a bottle of brake fluid and two Xanax pills shoved down there, too.
If convicted, King could face more than five years in prison and $11,000 in fines.