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Alleged cross dressing shoplifter arrested in East Ridge

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EAST RIDGE, TN (WRCB) -- East Ridge Police arrested a man they say shoplifted from aRinggold Road Walgreens.

Police say the night manager reported a man wearing a blue dress left the store with a basket full of unpaid merchandise.

He followed the suspect until he lost track of him in the area of McBrien Road andMarion Avenue.

Someone reported a red PT cruiser picking someone up in the area the suspected shoplifter was last seen.

Police located and stopped the vehicle. The passenger matched the description of the shoplifter and a Walgreens basket was located containing the stolen merchandise.

The suspect was identified as William Patillo. He admitted to stealing the items and was subsequently arrested.

Patillo was charged with theft.

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