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Large bulge puts shoplifting suspect in a pickle

September 7, 2017 Digital Media Exclusive

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Jolena E. Harbison

CONCORD TWP — A repeat shoplifter finds herself in a pickle following her latest arrest last week.

That bulge under Jolena E. Harbison's clothing at Slater's Meats and More in Concord Township turned out to be a jar of pickles, state police said.

But things only got worse when she was taken to the Butler County Prison. While being searched, a suspected drug-smoking pipe fell out from her clothing.

Harbison's troubles began Aug. 30 when she allegedly showed up high on drugs at Slater's Meats on Hindman Road, according to court documents.

Police were called and a trooper noticed what he described as a “large bulge” in her coat, documents said. That lump was a jar of pickles she allegedly took from the store.

She was arrested and taken to the county prison.

A full report will appear in the Butler Eagle.

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