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Police say shoe shoplifter took carryout orders

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB Fox 41) -- Police have arrested a man they say had his shoplifting technique so down pat, he actually had customers placing orders for various items via text message.

An arrest report for 36-year-old Sean A. Harrington lists him as "not employed," but some may say that's debatable after reading the description of his alleged crimes. Police say he was caught stealing merchandise from Rack Room Shoes on S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., near Six Mile Lane, on Friday afternoon. According to the report, Harrington was allegedly, "concealing shoes down the front of his pants" and left the store without paying.

From there, he allegedly proceeded to a Marshalls clothing store, and allegedly stole clothing valued at $99.95.

Police eventually caught up with Harrington and arrested him.

When a security at Rack Room Shoes reviewed their surveillance records, they discovered that Harrington had stolen a total of $539.89 worth of goods from their store between April 17 and May 20.

Upon Harrington's arrest, police were able to examine his cell phone -- and they made a significant discovery. The arrest report states that the phone, "had numerous text messages of others ordering merchandise from [Harrington], who would then go out and steal specific items."

He was charged with receipt of stolen property and theft by unlawful taking.

Police say he has been banned from Rack Room Shoes, Marshalls and the shopping center at S. Hurstbourne Pkwy. and Six Mile Lane "told him he would be arrested for returning to the property."

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