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Woman tails accused shoplifter from mall to gas station

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The arrest was made at the University Drive Mapco. The arrest was made at the University Drive Mapco.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

An observant woman in Huntsville acted fast when she spotted a thief in action at a local mall. Now the accused shoplifter is behind bars and could be facing some big charges.

Police said the man is being held for questioning with regard to stolen items from Madison Square Mall. He's being held in jail for outstanding warrants.   

Just before 7 p.m. Thursday night, a woman spotted a man stealing merchandise from the Belk and other stores at mall. She called police and followed the man to his car.  Once he was on the move, so was she: in her car and still on the phone with police. The man ended up stopping at the Mapco convenience store on University Drive. Police arrived not long after. Investigators said that the man stole things like perfume, household items, cologne and more from several stores in the mall. There was so much stolen merchandise it filled up one big trash bag.  

Police are still investigating the case. They said the man could face felony charges depending on the dollar amount of the stolen items.

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