Mismatch shoes leads to arrest

Albert Freeman, 52, 1311 Jena St., Pineville, was arrested about 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, on a charge of simple burglary of a commercial building, according to the Alexandria Police Department.


The complaiant notifie police that the warehouse area of the recycling services building at 1028 Fenner St., had been burglarized sometime during the night of Friday, Dec. 28. He also alleged that a kerosene heater had been stolen and was located at M&E Auto Detail Shop, 908 Dallas St., according to the police report.


When officers arrived at the detail shop, they allegedly saw a large box, which contained the kerosene heater. Officers called Freeman, who arrived at the shop and wanted to know why the officers were at the property.


 Freeman allegedly told officers another man had come and asked if he wanted to buy the heater. Freeman said when he refused, the other man allegedly asked could he keep the heater in the shop overnight.


Meanwhile, while talking to Freeman, officers observed that he was wearing two different shoes. He had an altheltic shoe on the right foot and a black slipper on the right foot. The black slipper appeared to have the same print pattern as the shoe prints left at the crime scene, according toth police report.


Freeman was booked into the Rapides Parish Jail.


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