Florida Man Steals Lottery Tickets, Arrested After Trying To Cash Them in At Same Store

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By 98.7 KLUV

A Florida man lifted 13 different scratch-off lottery tickets from a convenience store while the clerk was distracted.

The Clearwater police were informed of the theft, but it didn't take long to nab the perp, as he was arrested later that very same day.  

27-year-old Herbert McClellan immediately checked the stolen lottery tickets after leaving the store, and found that one of them was a winner, with a prize value of $30. But just a few hours after robbing the store, McClellan ventured right back into the very same store to cash in his winnings.  

Employees called the police, who arrested McClellan for petit theft and dealing in stolen property.

McClellan stole $102 worth of scratch-offs.  He is currently being held on $12,000 bond.

Via Fox 13