2 Men Caught Stealing Samsung Galaxy Tablets at Sebastian Walmart

Two men attempted to steal Samsung Galaxy Tablets from Sebastian Walmart.
Two men attempted to steal Samsung Galaxy Tablets from Sebastian Walmart.

SEBASTIAN – Two people were arrested Tuesday morning for trying to steal Samsung Galaxy tablets and a Lenovo tablet at the Sebastian Walmart, according to the Sebastian Police Department.

Brandon Lee O’Neal, 34, and Kyle Jameson Hairston, 34, hid the computer devices inside a cooler while in the self-checkout lane.

The two men, both from Palm Bay, were also observed stealing motor oil from the store on a separate incident that occurred a week prior. The Walmart asset protection associate recognized the two from the previous theft that was recorded on video surveillance.

As the two were hiding the tablets, they changed switched the price tag on the cooler from $87.00 to $14.97.

As O’Neal and Hairston went to the self-checkout, they only rang up the cooler containing the $14.97 price tag with the computer tablets inside the cooler with the lid shut.

“The two paid for the cooler and left the store passing all points of sale without making any attempt to pay for the tablets that were placed inside the cooler,” the officer said.

O’Neal and Hairston both admitted to removing the computer tablets and hiding them in the cooler. They also admitted to switching the price tag.

Both men were charged with Felony Grand Theft with bond set at $7,000. As of Saturday morning, the two men are is still being held at the Indian River County Jail.

DISCLAIMER: Arrests and mugshots were made public by complaint affidavits, arrest affidavits, and police reports. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty.

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About Andy Hodges
Andy Hodges grew up in Jupiter, Florida where he began his career in radio and TV broadcasting for over 12 years. He would make a career change to computer programming. Andy spent seven years working for tech companies in Atlanta before moving to Indian River County in 2002. He returned to the news sector in 2005 as a writer. Andy joined Sebastian Daily in 2016 as our editor in chief.