Man Robs Store on 'Shop With a Cop' Night

It didn't go well for David Sherman, 49
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 26, 2011 8:44 AM CST
Man Robs Store on 'Shop With a Cop' Night
A police car is seen in front of a Walmart in this file photo.   (AP Photo/The News Tribune, Drew Perine)

We don’t want to imply that there’s a right time to shoplift, but there’s definitely a wrong one, and that wrong one is on "Shop With a Cop" night. David Sherman, 49, tried to make off with a $79 DVD player from a Nebraska Walmart on Wednesday, apparently unaware that more than two dozen cops were in the store, WFIE 14 reports.

The cops were taking 75 underprivileged kids out for a shopping trip and pictures with Santa when they spotted the less-than-stealthy Sherman running out of the store with electronics in hand. Several officers pursued him, and caught him hiding in a car in the parking lot. Sherman said he was desperate for drug money. He’s been in prison five times before, and now could be facing 10 years to 60 years for shoplifting and other charges. (More Cops stories.)

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