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Man steals cat food because his friend needs to feed 300 cats

By Mason White 4:20 AM February 10, 2014
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By: Devansh Dutt
A man who was caught stealing cat food, told police that his friend needs to feed 300 cats, police in Florida said.

Clearwater Police said that they were called to a local Walmart store after the man stole a lot of cat food.

Police officers responded to the Walmart, which is located on U.S. Highway 19 North. Loss prevention personnel had detained James Lawlor after he loaded a cart full of cat food into his car without paying.

Lawlor told the police officers that he had done this in the past because he is a cat food hustler. Lawlor also said that he has a friend with 300 cats and sold the food to him and others.

Lawlor was arrested and booked into the Pinellas County Jail. He was charged with one count of theft.