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Athens man claims he stole a laptop because he was high on crack

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ATHENS, TN (WRCB)-- Police say a man stole a laptop computer from an East Tennessee office supply store and then returned it after calling to apologize and say he was high on crack at the time of the theft.

The report obtained by The Daily Post-Athenian in Athens shows the laptop valued at $500 was returned Monday, three days after it was taken.

An employee at the Staples store in Athens, Brenda Pressley, said Tuesday that the man who returned the laptop has agreed to also pay for a security cable he cut.

She said he is unemployed.

The man's name is not in the police report, and no charges have been filed.

Pressley said returning the stolen computer shows that some people still have remorse about such actions and also shows "good judgment on his part."

 

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