Man Accused Of Lifting $10K Worth Of Legos From OKC Target Stores

Thursday, May 5th 2011, 1:36 pm
By: News 9

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Police say a Norman man traveled throughout the metro stealing Lego toys from local Target stores.

Police arrested 30-year-old Todd Franklin Curtis on April 30. A loss prevention officer at the Target on S.W. 44th Street told police she first spotted Curtis walking the aisles in the women's clothing section. Security watched him place several items in his shopping cart before he moved to the toy department.

Once there, security officers said Curtis placed several large Lego boxes in his cart. He then pushed the cart to the front registers and left it while he walked outside.

According to the police report, Curtis stopped outside the doors of Target to talk on his cell phone. Security officers told police after Curtis ended the call, he came back into the store and pushed the shopping cart filled with merchandise outside without paying for any of the items.

Target reported in all, the merchandise was worth $1,275.93.

The loss prevention officer told police Curtis resembled a photo of a man suspected of stealing Legos from numerous Target stores in the metro. Curtis' car also looked like the car used by the suspect in the other thefts. Police impounded Curtis' car and found several Lego boxes inside.

The head of Target security told police the suspect had stolen more than $10,000 worth of Legos from several stores.

Police arrested Curtis and took him to the Oklahoma County Jail. He faces several charges of grand larceny.