Shoplifter steals from Walmart to pay off bet on Vols game

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A 19-year-old man said he stole hundreds of dollars of merchandise from a Cookeville Walmart on Tuesday in an effort to pay off a bet he placed on Saturday's UT game.

According to the Herald Citizen, Brandon Henry entered the retailer and stole several items including a flat screen television, a vacuum cleaner, a Blu-ray player and a pair of pajama pants.

Henry was then seen placing the items into a blue vehicle which was later determined to be registered to 21-year-old Latisha Lamson.

Both were taken into police custody on Wednesday night.

During a police interview, Henry said he gave the stolen TV and Blu-ray player to a subject he owed $150 to for losing a bet.

Henry is also alleged to have told officers he stole the vacuum cleaner for a friend's wife because she wanted one.  

Henry and Lamson are both charged with theft.

The pair was booked into the Putnam County jail on a $5,000 bond and are scheduled to appear in court on November 5.

*The Herald Citizen contributed to this report.

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