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Alton Man Could Face Jail Time For Swiping Bottle Of Booze

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File photo of bottles of alcohol. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) - A southwestern Illinois man is accused of trying to shoplift a bottle of booze, and it could mean prison time.

The Belleville News-Democrat reports that prosecutors in Madison County have charged 23-year-old Jason Whitney of Alton with felony theft.

Investigators allege a worker at a Godfrey supermarket saw Whitney try to leave the business early Saturday without paying for a bottle of liquor.

The employee reportedly stopped Whitney and detained him until deputies arrived.

Sheriff’s Capt. T. Mike Dixon says the alleged theft qualifies as a felony because of Whitney’s burglary conviction this year.

Online court records don’t show whether Whitney has an attorney. His home telephone number has been disconnected.

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