Arizona teen arrested at prom: I'm no tuxedo thief

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by The Associated Press

azfamily.com

Posted on May 14, 2014 at 1:42 PM

Updated Friday, May 16 at 1:40 PM

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) -- A northern Arizona teenager who left his high school prom in a police car says he bought the tuxedo he's accused of stealing and wearing to the dance at a yard sale.
 
Kyle Laderoot said Wednesday that he's no tuxedo thief and spent $100 for the formalwear he found at a yard sale. But police say the 18-year-old broke a window at a Prescott Valley store and stole the $600 tuxedo off a mannequin.
 
Laderoot was arrested after the store owner spotted him in the garb. Laderoot was booked into jail over the weekend on suspicion of burglary and criminal damage but posted bond.
 
Prosecutors on Tuesday declined to file charges, instead giving the case to Prescott Valley police for further investigation.
 
Laderoot tells The Associated Press that the arrest ruined his night.

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