Shoe thief arrested outside Nelson pub

Shoe thief arrested outside Nelson pub

While making an arrest for public intoxication, police noticed stolen shoes sticking out of the man's pockets

Nelson Police were called to assist at a local pub where several males deemed too intoxicated to enter the premises were harassing the doorman, on Sunday morning at 12:25 a.m.

When officers arrived, all but one of the men left immediately. The hold out, a 32-year-old student in Nelson, was detained for public intoxication.

During the course of the arrest, police noticed stolen shoes sticking out of his pockets and that he was carrying a quantity of street drugs.

He was lodged in a cell until sober and will appear in court April 29 to answer to charges of possession of stolen property, possession of a controlled substance and public intoxication.

Nelson Star

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