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Kapolei man charged for stealing a TV

By Star-Advertiser Staff

LAST UPDATED: 09:41 p.m. HST, Feb 22, 2014

A 34-year-old man is awaiting a court appearance after he stole a television by pretending to return it to a store, police said.

William D. Tagovailoa, of Kapolei, was charged Friday with second-degree theft and remained at the Honolulu police cell block Saturday, unable to post $25,000 bail. He was also charged with two probation violations.

Police said Tagovailoa entered a store in the Ala Moana area about 3:15 

a.m. Thursday and placed a TV in a shopping cart. He tried to return the item with a previous receipt.

When the store refused to give Tagovailoa a refund, he exited the store with the TV, police said.

Officers arrested Tagovailoa about half an hour later at the Ala Moana Center.

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Seemed like a pretty good plan. Plans always seems better in the "planning stage", but when the actual sceme is foiled-ah not so good!
on February 22,2014 | 09:32AM
on February 22,2014 | 09:32AM
cojef wrote:
on February 22,2014 | 10:37AM
Pocho wrote:
hahahaha, gotta be a Wal-Mart that early in the moring. Like most if not all Bb stores they have an associate at the door tagging customers goods coming in the door for a return. maybe never have one associate that early in the am but they used video cameras to see if he actually brought the tv set into the store.
on February 22,2014 | 04:13PM
2NDC wrote:
More likely they checked the receipt for the serial number. They now log the serial number on the receipt for items that are high value and have serial numbers. The cashier scans the serial number bar code on the side of the box. Dude probably didn't even realize they did that.
on February 22,2014 | 09:26PM
hikine wrote:
Don Quixote at Ala Moana area is also open 24/7 but their security is tighter since there's a guard by the door. Some people do this with clothing also, get the merchandise, take tag off and go directly to customer service for refund.
on February 23,2014 | 01:41AM
HAJAA1 wrote:
Why don't you just report that it is Walmart? What's the big deal in holding back this information? NONE.
on February 22,2014 | 11:31PM
soundofreason wrote:
Well, now he gets to watch tv. Who's laughing now?
on February 23,2014 | 08:47AM
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