A Florida man is accused of stealing scratch tickets from a convenient store, then returning to the same store to collect his winnings.
So much for being lucky at the lottery. Herbert McClellan stole 13 scratch-off tickets from a convenience store and immediately tried to see if any were winners. When one was a $30 winner, he went back to the same store to cash it in. Officers were called, and he's in jail now. pic.twitter.com/H8wiLgebJx
— Clearwater Police Department (@myclearwaterPD) August 20, 2020
According to police in Clearwater, Florida, 27-year-old Herbert McClellan reached over the counter and stole 13 different scratch-off lottery tickets from a Speedway gas station. The tickets, in total, were worth about $102. Police say McClellan returned to the same store a few hours later to try and claim a $30 prize from one of the tickets.
McClellan was arrested for petit theft and dealing in stolen property.