Man arrested after allegedly hiding seafood in his pants at grocery store

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John Gaglione (Photo Credit: Solon Police)

SOLON, Ohio — A Maple Heights man faces charges after allegedly hiding seafood in his pants and stealing it from a grocery store.

According to police reports, it happened at around 2:22 p.m. Friday at the Giant Eagle Market District, 34310 Aurora Road.

A Giant Eagle worker said they saw the suspect come into the store and get several items from the seafood counter.

He said the suspect then placed the items in a baby seat that was in his cart and then pushed the cart past the pet aisle, where he placed the items in his pants.

The suspect then reportedly exited the store without paying.

A worker at the seafood counter said she waited on the suspect, giving him eight lobster tails worth around $80.

John J. Gaglione, 40, of Maple Heights, was later arrested and now faces a charge of theft/shoplifting in the case.


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