Florida man Herbert McClellan, 27, took advantage of a distracted clerk at a Speedway gas station in Clearwater, Florida, one August weekday to snatch about $100 worth of scratch-off lottery tickets.

Police, who were alerted by observant store employees a few hours later when McClellan returned to the store to claim the $30 prize offered by one of the tickets. 

Fox13 News reported McClellan was charged with petty theft and dealing in stolen property.


Police in Hollywood, Florida, had little trouble tracking down a trio of thieves who broke into nearly 30 homes, stealing more than $150,000 in cash, weapons, mobile phones, electronics, jewelry, a vehicle and more, because all three were “already on pretrial release for previous crimes and … wearing court-ordered GPS ankle bracelet monitors,” Officer Christian Lata said. 

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Zion Odain Denvor Hall, 21; Tyrek Davontae Williams, 19; and Tremaine Raekwon Hill, 18, were arrested on August 14 and charged with burglary, grand theft and racketeering. Police believe they’re part of a larger organization committing criminal acts throughout South Florida. 

Additional charges are likely to be filed.