ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) – Police say a repeat shoplifter has been caught with his pants up – but full of raspberry cookies.

The Altoona Mirror reports 47-year-old James Kaylor faces a preliminary hearing Sept. 23 based on his most recent arrest.

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Kaylor, who has six previous retail theft arrests and four convictions, was checking out at Martins Food Store in Altoona when a clerk told police Kaylor had shoved something down his pants on Sept. 5.

Police say they confronted Kaylor after he paid for his other items but not the $3.49 box of raspberry biscuits.

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Altoona police say Kaylor acknowledged the theft was a stupid thing to do.

The new charge is a felony – despite the small value of the cookies – because of Kaylor’s criminal record.

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