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Suspected Thief Tripped Up By Missing Shoe

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Tyrell Copper (Source: Palm Beach Co. Sheriff's Office)

Tyrell Copper (Source: Palm Beach Co. Sheriff’s Office)

South Florida Crime

FT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami/AP) – A man suspected of stealing pesticides from a Palm Beach store was tripped up by his own shoe.

Tyrell Copper, 29, and another man went into a Palm Beach Gardens Home Depot store on Tuesday and tried to take two bags of weed killer without paying.

Someone attempted to stop the pair but Copper ran to a getaway car. The problem? He ran right out of his shoe, which was left behind in the store.

Police spotted the car and pulled it over outside a Lowe’s store. When police asked the occupants to get out, they noticed Copper was missing his right Nike shoe. The missing shoe matched left at the store.

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