KPD e-News Release: Felony Shoplifter Caught on Camera Wheeling Two Televisions Out Back Door of Wal-Mart

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

ThomasMPatton • 423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

SUBJECT: Felony Shoplifter Caught on Camera Wheeling Two Televisions Out Back Door of Wal-Mart
DATE: August 10, 2016
CASE #: 16-016302
On August 2, 2016 at approximately 2:00 PM, an unidentified white male suspect shoplifted two Vizio televisions (total value $556) from Wal-Mart, located at 2500 West Stone Drive in Kingsport. The suspect placed the televisions in a shopping cart and wheeled them out of the store by way of a rear exit.

An unidentified accomplice was waiting behind the store in what appeared to be a late 1990s Ford F-150 (or similarly styled full-size pickup) with a two-tone red over silver paint scheme. The suspect placed the televisions in the bed of the truck and initially got into the passenger seat; however, he then exited the truck and he and his accomplice switched seats before driving away.

The entire incident was captured on surveillance cameras both inside and outside of the store with photos of the suspect taken from that footage being included in this release. Several clips of the actual video footage have been made available for viewing on the K.P.D. YouTube channel via the links below:

Anyone who may be able to identify this suspect or his accomplice or who recognizes the description of the getaway vehicle is asked to contact Detectives in the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division at 423-229-9429 or call Kingsport Central Dispatch at 423-246-9111.

Alternatively, if an individual who is able to supply information related to this or any other case wishes not to be identified, tips can be submitted anonymously via online “Citizen Feedback” forms available at the following link:

Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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