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Man arrested in Layton in theft of 18 Oly pins

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LAYTON — A man who got to share in the Olympic experience last month is now in trouble with the law for trying to steal Olympic merchandise.

The man, 54, was arrested by police at Layton Hills Mall after he was observed by security shoplifting Olympic pins from a kiosk.

Investigators later found out the man was from Virginia and had carried the Olympic torch, said Layton police Lt. Kevin Allred.

The man told police he was in Utah "on business," Allred said. But the man proceeded to tell police about two or three different stories about what he did, and none of them were true.

Police said the man took 18 pins worth a total of $180. He had plenty of money in his pocket to pay for them, Allred said. "Nothing surprises me anymore," he said.

Because the man was from out of town, he was booked into the Davis County Jail for investigation of retail theft rather than receiving a citation.