North Attleborough is a Massachusetts town of a little more 28,000 people and just over 19 miles north of Providence; it is also the latest stage for yet another edition Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers.
Police say a man is suspected of stealing $1,140 worth of sneakers from the JC Penney at the Emerald Square mall in North Attleborough. Joseph A. Lavaller,41, of Pawtucket was arrested Sunday around 11:20 a.m. after store security called police.
According to police, Lavaller is accused of removing multiple pairs of shoes and stuffing them in a large bag he was carrying.
Lavaller is now facing a shoplifting charge in Attleborough District Court.