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Police catch shoplifter who was in possession of meth after tripping on his sagging pants while running in store

By Mason White 4:52 PM May 4, 2017
Kendrick Chaney
Kendrick Chaney
By: William Martin

Police managed to catch a shoplifter in a store after the suspect tripped on his own saggy pants while running away from officers, according to police in Louisiana.

The Alexandria Police Department said that on Friday, at around 5:30 p.m., officers responded to a report of two shoplifters in a business in the 2300 block of Broadway Avenue.

Officers were directed toward to men who had been hiding items in their pockets. When officers contacted the two men, one of the suspects pulled items from his pockets and put them back on the shelf.

The man then ran, throwing items off of the shelves at an officer, and even pushing a bystander in effort to block the officer from chasing him.

The chase ended abruptly, as the suspect tripped over his saggy pants. The officer was able to tackle him to the ground. The suspect attempted to fight with the officer, who was able to maintain control until other officers handcuffed him.

The suspect at first lied about his name. However, officers were able to identify him as Kendrick Chaney, 34, of Alexandria.

In addition to shoplifting, Chaney was in possession of several baggies containing suspected methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine and Xanax, as well as drug paraphernalia.

Chaney was charged with theft of goods under $500, possession of controlled substances in the first degree, two counts of possession of controlled substances in the second degree, possession of controlled substances in the fourth degree, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, and resisting an officer with force or violence.

He was also charged with an active warrant for contempt of court. He was booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center.

His bail has been set at $75,600. The second suspect, a male, was also charged with theft of goods under $500, and resisting an officer.