January 22, 2013

Farmington police seek alleged flatscreen TV bandit

Triston Ridlon, of Vienna, was caught on camera Saturday walking out of Walmart in Farmington with a 60-inch television without paying, police say

By Kaitlin Schroeder kschroeder@centralmaine.com
Staff Writer

FARMINGTON -- Police continue to search for a man believed to have walked out of Walmart with a 60-inch television.

Farmington police are asking the public for help finding the man, Triston Ridlon, 27, of Vienna, who they said stole the television Saturday evening.

One of the managers saw a man walking out of the store with the TV, but did not remember seeing him pay for it, Officer Ryan Rosie said.

After asking other employees around the cash registers, the manager realized the man had not paid for the TV and called the police, Rosie said.

"He thought he was being very crafty, but people saw him walking out," Rosie said.

The police, using security camera footage, said the man is Ridlon, who is also wanted on two warrants in connection with other thefts.

Farmington police are asking anyone with information about Ridlon to contact them at 778-6311.

Kaitlin Schroeder-- 861-9252

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