DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A shoplifting suspect trying to get away from a grocery store stripped naked and steaks tumbled out of his pants, police said.
Police say they found Stefan Short, 28, of DeLand, Florida, running out of the store in the buff, and when he refused to stop, officers shot him with a Taser.
The incident occurred Friday night at the Save-A-Lot in DeLand, police said.
Officers were sent to the store and were told Short was being pinned to the ground by a manager and a civilian, but he was fighting them, the police report said.
Witnesses reported to police that in an attempt to get away, Short wriggled out of his clothes.
Police said Short stole four packs of ribeye steaks valued at $41.24. Short was charged with resisting an officer without violence, resisting a store employee while committing a theft and first-degree petty theft. He was held without bail Monday at the Volusia County Branch Jail.
An officer arriving at the store saw coupon books and packs of meat scattered on the store’s floor and a naked Short running, the report says.
The store manager reported that Short was a regular shoplifter at the store and that when other shoppers reported they saw him stuffing meat in his pants, the manager stopped him, investigators said.
Short was taken to a hospital after it was discovered that a Taser prong struck him in the genitals, the report says.
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