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Police: Man Faces Multiple Charges After Shoplifting

Posted at 5:43 PM, Jun 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-10 17:43:09-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18)– Frankfort Police officers had their hands full with a robbery suspect after responding to a shoplifting complaint at Walmart Sunday.

Officers say Robert Luttrell, 44, was in the self-checkout line in a Frankfort Walmart when Loss Prevention Officers began to suspect he was up to something.

“Basically what he was doing was taking a lesser priced valued product and putting its bar code and scanning it over the larger valued item,” said Lt. Dustin Bowman with the Frankfort Police Department.

The officers confronted him, but Police say the conversation quickly escalated. According to the arrest citation, Luttrell started yelling at the Walmart employee and shoved them into a cart before running out of the store.

When Frankfort Police officers caught up with him, things took a strange turn. He showed them a driver’s license and social security card, but police say something was off.

Turns out, Luttrell had apparently made them himself, according to police.

“It was all his identifiers, everything matched up. He even had the same numbers that the state of Kentucky has. He just said he did it because he couldn’t afford to have it renewed,” said Bowman.

Luttrell allegedly became combative with the officers, threatening them saying, “you’ll get yours,” all while trying to break a window in the cruiser by banging his head against the glass.

Police say there is no reason to suspect drugs influenced Luttrell’s behavior.