Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Cookeville Man Charged With Stealing GPS Unit

Cookeville police say a description given out by a store manager helped them quickly locate an alleged shoplifter. 29-year-old Lincoln Jay Corona of Whitney Avenue was cited for theft under $500 after he allegedly shoplifted a GPS unit from the Kohl's department store. The loss prevention manager there says that Corona took a portable GPS device, ran from the store and jumped into a gold Dodge Intrepid. Officer Calvin Anderson soon spotted that vehicle nearby and conducted a traffic stop. Police say the manager came to the scene and identified Corona in person. They also found the GPS unit in his right front pocket and the accessories for it in his left front pocket. The woman who drove him away from the scene was not charged, but was warned to stay off the Kohl's property.