Teen lands job after of­fi­cer buys him for­mal clothes he al­legedly tried to steal

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - CANADA -

TORONTO — Toronto po­lice say that after an of­fi­cer bought an al­leged shoplifter the clothes he was try­ing to steal for a job in­ter­view, the teenager got the job. Po­lice re­sponded to a re­port of shoplift­ing at a Wal­mart in the city’s north end last week, where they found the de­tails of the case to be some­what un­usual.

The would-be thief had at­tempted to steal a longsleeved shirt, a tie and a pair of socks.

The of­fi­cer in­volved, Const. Ni­ran Jeyane­san, says such items are not com­mon tar­gets for shoplifters. Jeyane­san says he de­cided to buy the clothes for the teenager after learn­ing that he needed them for a job in­ter­view.

On Satur­day morn­ing, po­lice an­nounced that the 18-yearold had landed the job in the “ser­vice in­dus­try’’ and is set to start work soon.

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