Shoplifter steals from Walmart to pay off bet on Vols game

Dad arrested for taking infant son to drug deal (Image 1)
Dad arrested for taking infant son to drug deal (Image 1)

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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