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Man uses kilt to steal from Fry's, police say

Portland man arrested for shoplifting at Fry's Electronics in Wilsonville


Photo Credit: CLACKAMAS COUNTY JAIL - DUCRETA Portland man was not able to skirt arrest last Thursday when he was allegedly caught trying to steal electronics from Fry's Electronics in Wilsonville using a modified kilt he was wearing.

According to Wilsonville Police, Daniel Ducret, 37, of Portland, faces a charge of second-degree theft for stealing electronics they say include a computer mouse and a car charger. But that was not the first time Ducret reportedly used his unique piece of clothing to conceal valuables.

According to Wilsonville Police Sgt. Dan Kraus, Ducret first went to Fry's the evening of Wednesday, April 20, and was observed by store loss prevention staff stuffing items, including a toy helicopter, inside the front of his kilt.

He managed to leave the store that evening without being apprehended. But Ducret returned to Fry's the very next day, prompting employees to phone police. Offices quickly showed up to arrest Ducret without incident.

Kraus told Pamplin news partner KOIN 6 TV that Ducret's use of a kilt may have been his downfall.

"I don’t think there’s a graceful way to stick stuff inside a kilt,” Kraus said.

Even members of Portland's kilt-wearing community were upset over Ducret's alleged actions.

“It gives kilts a bad name,” Jonny McLain, who owns Stumptown Kilts, a store with three locations in Portland, San Francisco and Petoskey, Michigan, told KOIN reporters.



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