Wednesday, July 15, 2009
An explanation for his stealing didn't help a Cookeville man avoid a shoplifting citation this week. 26-year-old Jacob Ross Garrett of Lee Avenue was cited for allegedly stealing a pair of hair clippers from the Walmart store. The clippers were priced at $9.67, while Garrett reportedly had more than fifty dollars in cash on him. But he told authorities that he decided to take the item without paying for it because the box it was in was "already open."