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Father arrested for shoplifting with son
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Robert Seals

A Turlock father was arrested Wednesday when he was caught allegedly using his son to shoplift a bottle of cologne.

Robert Seals, 47, was arrested on suspicion of petty theft, resisting arrest, possession of methamphetamine, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and a violation of his probation, according to the Turlock Police Department.

The theft was reported by the loss prevention agents at Kohl’s at 2751 Countryside Drive around 8 p.m. Wednesday.

The loss prevention agents spotted Seals remove a bottle of cologne from the packaging and hand it to his 14-year-old son to conceal. The two started moving toward the exits when they were stopped by store security, according to the police report.

When officers arrived and were attempting to place Seals under arrest, he bent down and picked up a razor that he had hidden. Before he could do anything with the razor the officers had taken him to the ground and put him in handcuffs, said Turlock Police spokesperson Sgt. Stephen Webb.

A search of Seals turned up a small amount of methamphetamine and a bottle of pain medication that was not prescribed to him, Webb said.

Seals was booked into the Stanislaus County Jail while his 14-year-old son was released to Child Protective Services.