PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. —Dec 1 2016
A serial shoplifter was arrested Monday, after deputies say he punched a security officer.
It happened at The Gardens Mall, in Palm Beach Gardens.
Deputies say James McGee tried to steal two large purses from Nordstrom, worth more than $1,000.
When a security officer tried to stop him, deputies say McGee punched the officer in the face.
McGee eventually let go of the bags and ran off.
Deputies say this is the third time in several weeks that McGee has been accused of shoplifting.