Guy allegedly used ‘magic shows’ to steal hundreds from Texas Walmart

Law enforcement are hunting for a male who allegedly applied “magic exhibits” to con cashiers at a Walmart in Seguin, Texas.

Initially reported by the San Antonio Specific News’ Taylor Pettaway, Seguin law enforcement said an unknown person frequented the town’s Walmart on two independent instances in January and February and employed sleight of hand to influence cashiers he’d been short-altered hard cash for buys built at the keep.

Authorities stated the male “rapid-modified” Walmart staff, a strategy employed by robbers that includes making use of huge expenses to spend for cheap merchandise, top to cashiers counting out a large quantity of payments in return. The thief then counts the costs back again to the cashier even though surreptitiously pocketing some of the modify, and then promises they have been shorted by the staff.

In this circumstance, authorities say the suspect created away with roughly $2,700 by his fast-alter scheme. Seguin police went as far as dubbing the nevertheless-to-be-identified person the “David Blaine” of local supermarket grift.

“Penn & Teller — enjoy out. Seguin has their extremely individual magician on the increase,” the division wrote in a Fb publish earlier this 7 days. “On January 10 and February 12, Seguin’s future David Blaine manufactured a prevent at Walmart for a quick magic clearly show. Unfortunately, only he knew about the general performance.”

Just one Fb person posited that the suspect was from out of city and stopping in Seguin just to try his rip-off. “I wouldn’t visualize he would test to pull [off] some thing like this in a tiny hometown Walmart,” commented Robert Richardson. “But you hardly ever know these times.”

The department integrated photographs of the suspect, dubbing him a “fashionista” and inquiring inhabitants to report any sales opportunities.

“If you realize this individual or have any more info regarding this incident, make sure you make contact with Det. Schramm at 830-379-2123 so he can e-book him…for his following magic functionality, of program.”