Police Arrest Shoplifter After County Commissioner Posts Video on Facebook

February 25, 2017

Calvert County Commissioner Mike Hart, and owner of Patuxent Wine and Spirits in Lusby shared a video on Facebook of a person stealing a bottle of liquor on Friday, February 24, 2017. According to the time stamp on the video the theft occurred around 6:22 Friday night.

“You guys are awesome I’m heading to the Sheriff’s Department to press charges. Calvert County Sheriff’s Department and the Correctional Officers are the absolute best!!! The citizens of Calvert thank you.” Hart posted on Facebook at 11:16 p.m. Friday night.

Hart also posted “Thank you everyone for sharing the video tonight. He is in jail right now!”.

We will provide an update as soon as more details are released.


14 Responses to Police Arrest Shoplifter After County Commissioner Posts Video on Facebook

  1. xMosquito on February 25, 2017 at 7:46 am

    Note to store owners, upgrade your cameras to match this wonderful example of clear surveillance footage!

    • Anonymous on February 27, 2017 at 8:29 pm

      STFU…are you going to pay for the “upgrade”?!?

  2. Anonymous on February 25, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    The jig is up. Don’t get comfortable stealing because this is age of cameras and surveillance.

  3. Jim on February 27, 2017 at 9:10 am

    I’m glad they caught the punk but it seems like a conflict of interest to own a liquor store and be the county commissioner.

    • Anonymous on February 27, 2017 at 2:23 pm

      Why? Because an elected official cannot own a legitimate business? Maybe he should sell his profitable business so he can earn that $25K a year from the county. Idiot.

      • Sandra on March 1, 2017 at 11:53 am

        I agree with Jim. I know that a county commissioner makes well over $60,000 a year and yes they can have a legitimate business. I would say that it would be unethical to have a business in the county where you you have so much control, That’s how corruption gets started. This is why the president of the U.S. and the cabinet have to break ties with their current business when they take office.

        • Mike Hart on March 3, 2017 at 10:56 pm

          County commissioner in calvert county makes 42.5

    • Anonymous on February 27, 2017 at 8:31 pm

      No surprise, it’s the good old boys network in red Calvert County.

    • Sean on February 28, 2017 at 6:40 am

      Do you like your politicians not to have real jobs? You rather then live off your tax money full time? Politics is supposed to be a part time job. People like Steny Hoyer, Ben Cardin are nothing but leeches on our society who have never worked a real job in their lives…

  4. Jimmy Walton on February 27, 2017 at 11:36 am

    Great Job Mike and very nice G squared cams btw

  5. Anonymous on February 27, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    Ha, ha, ha. Picked the wrong place to rob. Glad he did, can’t stand a thief. Much respect for the person or people who identified him, this country needs more people like them. Turning a blind eye just creates more victims and one day it might be someone you actually care about.

  6. Anonymous on February 28, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    You should always keep a camera on the cheap wine and malt liquor.

  7. Anonymous on March 2, 2017 at 11:51 am

    Amazing how quickly this guy got found and arrested huh? How many other thieves are on here and go for months without being caught?

    I guess when you are the county commissioner…. it becomes a priority over the other tax payers.

    • Mike Hart on March 3, 2017 at 11:02 pm

      He was arrested before they saw the tape on a driving violation.