Brandon David Green, 19, of 1411 Millmoore Terrace in Dacula, was arrested on Oct. 11 after allegedly shoplifting two Polo hats and a Polo shirt. According to the Gwinnett County Police incident report, a store security officer recognized Green from a previous shoplifting incident and watched as Green went to a dressing room carrying the hats and shirts. Green then left the dressing room, but was not carrying any of the items. The store security officer checked the dressing room, but the hats and shirt were not there.
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After Green passed all points of sale and exited the store, the security officer stopped him and escorted him back to the loss prevention office. The security officer told police Green admitted taking the items by shoving the hats inside his pants and putting the Polo shirt on underneath his own shirt.
"I looked at Green and could see two bulges in Green's pants consistent with two hats being inside," the officer wrote in the report.
The officer escorted Green to a dressing room and had him remove the concealed merchandise.
"Green stated he was sorry and he would gladly be let go with a shoplifting citation," the officer wrote.
The store security officer requested Green be transported to jail. The officer placed Green under arrest. During the post-arrest search, the officer found a security device in Green's pocket.
"Green again stated he was sorry and stated the only reason he stole the stuff was because he was having a lot of problems in his life right now," the report stated.
Before transporting Green to the jail, the officer checked the system for any outstanding warrants and found one for failure to appear. There were also two other outstanding warrants -- one for discharging a gun near a street and one for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon -- related to a Sept. 14 incident in Hamilton Mill.
Green was transported to the Gwinnett County Jail where, as of the morning of Oct. 16, he is being held without bond.
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