Minot man sentenced for shoplifting $4k in merchandise from Hobby Lobby

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MINOT, N.D. (AP) - A judge has ordered a Minot man to serve 120 days in jail after he pleaded guilty to shoplifting from a Hobby Lobby.

The judge sentenced 22-year-old Dustin F. Johnson Thursday in North Central District Court in Minot.

Police say store officials reported a male shoplifter on Jan. 3. When officers arrived at the store they discovered a shopping cart with about $4,000 worth of merchandise in the parking lot.

Authorities say Johnson attempted to flee with the shopping cart, which became stuck in the snow and overturned.

Police say they found Johnson's wallet at the scene containing identification. Officers then went to his home and arrested him.

Johnson must serve three years of supervised probation and must also stay at least 500 feet away from the store.

He will receive credit for just under a month’s worth of time served.