In this instance, the third time wasn't the charm.
An Allentown man shopping at Wal-Mart in Lower Macungie Township might have thought he was a cool customer, but loss prevention officers instead probably thought he wasn't so hot.
Richardo Orasmin Cabrera, 24, was accused May 11 of retail theft when he was caught loading an air conditioner into his vehicle, according to state police at Fogelsville. Not only had he not paid for that air conditioner, but police further said the same man left the store at 1091 Mill Creek Road with air conditioners on two other unspecified occasions. The total value of the three was $852.
Cabrera was taken to Lehigh County Central Booking Center for arraignment on the retail theft charge, police said. He was released on $10,000 bail, according to Lehigh County Court records.
The above arrest information was supplied by Pennsylvania State Police at Fogelsville. It does not indicate a conviction.