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Man accused of stealing a fishing pole

LOCKPORT – A Lockport man’s fishing trip was cut short when Niagara County sheriff’s deputies accused him of stealing the fishing pole.

Mark A. Nettleton, 31, of Akron Road, was charged with petit larceny for allegedly stealing a $100 fishing pole and a computer cable from a South Transit Road Walmart on Tuesday evening.

A Walmart security officer told deputies that a man was seen on security video going through the self-checkout and paying for some items, but not the fishing pole. He was also seen taking a computer power cable out of the box.

Deputies located Nettleton at his home. Officers asked him where he was going and he said, “I’m going fishing.”

The fishing trip was cut short after he was notified that he had been seen on store security video taking the pole. After questioning he admitted he stole both the pole and the computer cable and offered to pay for them, according to a sheriff’s report.

He was taken to the Niagara County Jail and held on $500 bail. Arraignment was set for Thursday in the Town of Lockport.