A man arrested Wednesday allegedly walked into a shoe store in southeast Fresno and found a pair of shoes he liked, put them on and walked out of the store, police said.
A 33-year-old Fresno man entered WSS Shoes at 4789 East Kings Canyon Road Wednesday afternoon and, according to police, put on a pair of shoes and left without paying. When security confronted the suspect in the parking lot, he showed them he had a handgun before he fled in a 1999 red GMC truck.
Police said an officer spotted the truck about 30 minutes later in the area of Clovis and Shields avenues and the suspect was arrested without incident at McKinley and Chestnut avenues.
He was wearing the stolen shoes when he was arrested, police said. The shoes were returned to the store. The suspect was booked into the Fresno County Jail shoeless.
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