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Heartland Crime Stoppers

Beer thief in Lakeland

Jul 10, 2022
Media Contact : Brian Bruchey, PIO

Beer thief. This theft occurred at the Kangaroo Express at 2100 Memorial Boulevard in Lakeland on July 10th at around 1 a.m.


A witness said this tall, thin, Hispanic man walked into the store's beer cave, grabbed a six-pack of Mike's Hard Lemonade and a 12-pack of Heineken and walked out without paying for it.

As he was exiting, an employee yelled at him to pay for it, which he replied, "It's my birthday."

Well, the Polk County Sheriff's Office has some gifts for him for his special day...matching orange shirt and pants, some nice terracotta-colored slides, and some silverish handcuffs*. Unfortunately, we don't know who he is or where to find him.

If you can help us out with that, we'd greatly appreciate it. You can contact Detective Marshall at 863-577-1625 (22-28506) with your tips.

To remain anonymous, contact Heartland Crime Stoppers in one of four ways:
CALL 1-800-226 TIPS (8477)
DIAL **TIPS from your cell phone
VISIT the website and click on "Submit A Tip,"
DOWNLOAD the free "P3tips" app on your smartphone or tablet.
You will always remain anonymous and you may be eligible for a cash reward if your information leads to an arrest

* Our suspect will only be able to keep his gifts for a short period of time before we take them back and give them to someone else who is celebrating a special day.suspect photo