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Slick shoplifter makes vodka vanish from Macon liquor mart

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This episode of the Cop Shop Podcast, our audio journey into Macon-area police report oddities, includes the story of a vodka-stealing shoplifter. This episode also features the tale of how a cop kept the peace. Another segment includes details of
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This episode of the Cop Shop Podcast, our audio journey into Macon-area police report oddities, includes the story of a vodka-stealing shoplifter. This episode also features the tale of how a cop kept the peace. Another segment includes details of

The ruse was simple enough. But it is one that has probably been used on shop owners for ages. Back in mid-October, a man went into the Triangle Liquor Store on Napier Avenue in Macon and, as a Bibb County sheriff’s report notes, “selected” a half-gallon of Seagram’s vodka. Then the guy asked a clerk at the checkout counter if he could step outside and, as he put it, “show his friend” the vodka. Sure, the clerk told him. You can guess what happened. The guy with the vodka ran out and didn’t come back. He hopped in a Nissan pickup and took off.

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