Shoe thief arrested outside Nelson pub

While making an arrest for public intoxication, police noticed stolen shoes sticking out of the man's pockets

Nelson Police were called to assist at a local pub where several males deemed too intoxicated to enter the premises were harassing the doorman, on Sunday morning at 12:25 a.m.

When officers arrived, all but one of the men left immediately. The hold out, a 32-year-old student in Nelson, was detained for public intoxication.

During the course of the arrest, police noticed stolen shoes sticking out of his pockets and that he was carrying a quantity of street drugs.

He was lodged in a cell until sober and will appear in court April 29 to answer to charges of possession of stolen property, possession of a controlled substance and public intoxication.

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