A man who tried to pull the switch on a local retailer has been ordered to serve 90 days in jail.
The defendant, Curtis D. Kennerly, 44, entered guilty pleas before General Sessions Judge Larry Ross to the amended charge of attempted theft and was ordered to report to jail immediately to begin serving his three-month sentence.
His charges come after he was seen tampering with a price tag on a pair of sandals at Walmart.
“He was observed removing the price tag for a new pair of sandals,” the warrant against Kennerly reads. “He replaced the sandals back into the box and went to the register and attempted to get a cash refund.”
Suspecting something was amiss, the cashier sent him to customer service where he again tried to get a refund on the shoes. He then went back to a cashier after being turned down for the refund by customer service at which time he was approached by loss prevention officers.
Kennerly asked for mercy after being caught, promising he would change his ways if they would let him go.
“Mr. Kennerly stated that if Walmart agents would not call the police he would not do it again,” the warrant said.
Police were called anyway and Kennerly was charged originally with theft before the charge was dropped to attempted theft as part of his plea bargain.