Walking down the street with a 30 pack of beer...

Posted by Ellen Krafve - email

LONGVIEW, TX - A "free" 30-pack of beer ended up costing a burglar when his theft was caught on tape.

Early Tuesday morning at about 12:50, officers responded to an alarm at the Mobberly Mart at 301 South Mobberly Avenue and found 34-year-old Gerald Glenn Harris Jr. walking down the street near the store carrying a 30-pack of beer.

Officers confirmed that the store had been broken into and the store manager said that beer had been stolen. After watching the store's surveillance video, which showed Harris Jr. forcibly entering the store and stealing the beer he was found carrying, authorities arrested the suspect.

Harris Jr. was booked into the Gregg County Jail for burglary of a building, a State jail felony.