Florida man tried to cash in a $30 lottery ticket from the same convenience store he stole it from – police says

A man was arrested by Florida police this week for attempting to cash in a winning scratch-off ticket at the same convenience store he stole it from, authorities alleged.

The Clearwater Police Department said in an August 20 statement that the man was identified as 27-year-old Herbert McClellan.

According to police, McClellan “stole 13 scratch-off tickets from the Speedway convenience store at 32 Bay Esplanade. When he found out that one was a winner, he went back to the same store to cash it in.”

The store workers immediately called police and McClellan was arrested, police said. The lottery ticket was only worth $30.

McClellan was charged with petit theft and dealing in stolen property, according to the statement.

“It’s safe to say it was not his lucky day,” police said.

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