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Stolen Running Shoes Don’t Help Man Outrun Police

Shawn Amhurst, 25, of Bridgeport. Credit: Fairfield Police
Shawn Amhurst, 25, of Bridgeport. Credit: Fairfield Police

Shawn Amhurst, 25, of Bridgeport, was charged with sixth-degree larceny, criminal impersonation and interfering with an officer on Jan. 5 at approximately 1:35 p.m.

According to police, Amhurst attempted to shoplift a pair of Reebok running shoes from Bob’s Stores, 889 Post Road in Fairfield, but was obtained after running away from the store and across the street. He was also found wearing Under Armor clothes that were reportedly stolen.

Amhurst provided a false name to officers when apprehended. There were warrants for his arrest in New Haven and Pennsylvania on similar charges, according to police.

Amhurst was released on a written promise to appear with a court date on Jan 13. He was handed over to New Haven Police. 

MAC January 06, 2014 at 03:54 PM
Another sad example of the millions of people not being raised properly, taught honesty, the value of work, staying in school etc. I'm guessing, but he is likely the product of a fatherless home. And our governments incentivize this very bad trend in our nation by paying welfare and other benefits to support unwed parents.
Joe Mancini January 06, 2014 at 05:07 PM
Maybe MAC. Shawn had lost his job to an over-seas company and was struggling to make ends meet. Maybe he had no choice and needed the clothes to go to work in a bakery until he could find another job. Maybe poor Shawn's unemployment payments had run out and he had no shoes. Doubtful to all these but who the heck knows?
Igor January 06, 2014 at 05:29 PM
The most ludicrous part is he's wanted in New Haven and Pennsylvania and the court lets him out on a promise to appear. Think he will?
Chuck E. Arla January 07, 2014 at 09:37 AM
He was handed over to New Haven Police.
brian kelly January 07, 2014 at 09:38 AM
to all the people who sympathize with this poor unfortunate young man. i hope he burglarizes your house at gun point at 2:00am...

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