Drug addict steals Star Wars Lego sets from toy stores across the country and sells them to support cocaine addiction


Shannon Kirkley 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A drug addict was arrested on a charge of theft after allegedly stealing Star Wars Lego sets from toy stores across the United States, in order to support his cocaine addiction, according to police in Florida.

Pasco police said that they have arrested 35-year-old Shannon Kirkley, after being accused of stealing Lego from the Toys “R” Us located at 6105 Wesley Grove Blvd.

Kirkley has been charged with theft, resisting an officer, and possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia. He was booked into the Pasco County Jail, pending a bail hearing.

According to the police investigation, Kirkley stole thousands of dollars worth of Star Wars Lego sets from toy stores across the country before being caught.

Kirkley admitted to stealing Lego sets in order to sell them. He then used the money to buy cocaine. Kirkley is wanted in New Jersey for similar crimes.

When police tried to arrest him at Toys “R” Us, Kirkley resisted and said he was in the store to buy Lego for his 10-year-old son.

Deputies then found drugs in his pocket. The manager of the Toys “R” Us told police that he saw the suspect trying to remove the sensor from a box of Lego.