Shoplifting incident causes miscommunication

September 30, 2016


HATTIESBURG, Miss. - An incident Friday morning on James Street near the Hattiesburg Police Department caused various police cars to arrive.


However, there was a little miscommunication between police and a La Libertad employee.


Hattiesburg Police Officer, Lt. Jon Traxler said, "We had a shoplifting call. The way it was originally given out though as a possible armed robbery in progress. So that's why a lot of officers responded. As it turned out though it was just a shoplifting so that's what we wounded up with."


Traxler said the suspect stole multiple items, but won't say what was stolen at this time.



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