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Posted: April 19, 2017

Man accused of stealing from gun store returns, admits mistake


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By Chris Jose, WSBTV.com

HALL COUNTY, Ga. —

A Gainesville, Georgia, man captured on surveillance video stealing from a Hall County gun store last week returned to the same store Tuesday.

WSBTV's Chris Jose was at Foxhole Guns and Archery gathering surveillance video when he and the owner recognized the man on the store's live surveillance feed.

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Foxhole owner Jonathan Lipscomb confronted the man while he was looking at a gun with an employee.

"You were in here last week," Lipscomb told the man. "I have you on video."

WSBTV did not name the man because Lipscomb decided not to press charges. Surveillance video shows the man stealing AR-15 triggers from a store shelf.

The triggers have a value of $500, Lipscomb said.

Jose also confronted the man. He asked him if he came back Tuesday to steal more items.

"I made a mistake," he told Jose. "I came back in to kill some time."

Lipscomb said he would not press charges if the man came back with the stolen triggers.

The man returned Tuesday afternoon to give back one of the triggers and pay for one he kept.

"That's all I wanted from the beginning," Lipscomb said. "I think there's some embarrassment there. I got my merchandise back and cash for the other one. I'm going to move on."


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