Phoenix Police Catch the "Candy Man," a Guy Who Stole Almost $3,000 Worth of Candy

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The "Candy Man," Jordan Newman


Phoenix police officers have arrested a candy thief so prolific that detectives dubbed him the "Candy Man."

According to police, the "Candy Man," 23-year-old Jordan Newman, pocketed nearly $3,000 worth of candy from Circle K stores over the past 10 months.

Detectives teamed up with Circle K security to catch some people who keep stealing from the stores over and over again, and the "Candy Man" is one of those guys.

Turns out, police don't even think the "Candy Man" is a sugar fiend. Apparently, he stole the candy and sold it to an individual who specializes in buying and selling stolen property in exchange for drug money.

Still, that's a lot of candy. Phoenix PD notes that detectives are looking for 66 other people who repeatedly steal from Circle K stores.

Below, find what appears to be video footage of the "Candy Man" in action:


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7 comments
Moonstuck
Moonstuck

I lol'd so hard at willy wonka

mobojoyo
mobojoyo

Well, whaddya know? A KandyKoon!  But it's not really into the sweet stuff, but prefers crack and jenkem and the like.  What a disgusting waste of oxygen.

Go-Getter ML
Go-Getter ML

I'm going to go to the store and purchase all the twinkies they have in stock and eat them for breakfast lunch and dinner

Bruce Salvage
Bruce Salvage

Real genius for whoever came up with "candy man"..sigh

noclue2
noclue2

@mobojoyo You know it really is a shame I can't shove my ice pick up your nose and pull out that pea brain of yours. The world would be a much nicer place.

Thane.Eichenauer
Thane.Eichenauer

Thank goodness that if you don't like Circle K there are plenty of options.

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