FL man caught with frozen shrimp in pants

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BRADENTON, FL (AP) - Authorities say a Bradenton man tried to steal several bags of frozen shrimp from a supermarket by hiding them down his pants.

The Manatee County Sheriff's Office reports that an off-duty detective was shopping at a Sweetbay supermarket Sunday when he noticed what appeared to be a man with groceries stuffed in his pants.

The detective approached 32-year-old Joseph Young and ordered him to stop. Authorities say Young then removed several bags of shrimp from his pants and promised to put them back.

When Young fled for the store's exit, the detective tackled and restrained him until patrol deputies arrived.

Young was charged with shoplifting, battery on an officer and resisting arrest. He was being held on $2,600 bail.

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