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KPD: Man arrested on theft charges after 'putting speaker down his pants'

Michael Gillum-Kent was charged with theft of merchandise / Source: (Knox County Sheriff's Office)
Michael Gillum-Kent was charged with theft of merchandise / Source: (Knox County Sheriff's Office)(WVLT)
Published: Dec. 5, 2019 at 8:41 AM EST
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According to court documents, a Knoxville man was arrested after officers accused him of attempting to steal a portable speaker by putting it down his pants.

Michael Gillum-Kent was arrested at the Big Lots on Chapman Highway Tuesday afternoon.

According to police, when officers arrived at the scene they found Gillum-Kent resisting Big Lots staff in the parking lot.

A witness said they saw Gillum-Kent conceal a portable speaker in his pants and exit the store.

Gillum-Kent was charged with theft of merchandise and taken to the Knox County Detention Facility. Records show the merchandise was returned to the store.

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