Matthew Victor Johnson. Photo courtesy of the Flagler County Sheriff's Office

Man tries to walk out of Palm Coast Walmart with merchandise in pants

Matthew Johnson was take to the Flagler County Inmate Facility and charged with shoplifting/retail theft.
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Jun. 11, 2018

A man was arrested after he allegedly tried to walk out of Palm Coast's Walmart with several stolen items in his pants, according to a charging affidavit by the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies responded to the Walmart located at 174 Cypress Point Parkway on Friday, June 8, in reference to a shoplifter in custody with loss prevention. Upon arrival, deputies made contact with a male exiting the store. The man, 40-year-old Matthew Victor Johnson, initially told deputies he hadn’t taken anything.

Anthony DePasquale, an asset protection associate, told deputies that he saw Johnson go into the electronics area, select a Bluetooth speaker and place the speaker down the front of his pants before exiting the store through the general merchandise entrance.

APA stated that three items, worth a total of $260.87, were taken. In addition, Johnson had previous BOLOs within the Walmart network for shoplifting.

He was take to the Flagler County Inmate Facility and charged with shoplifting/retail theft.