Watch 'Bordeaux Bandit' Wrestle Over Expensive Bottle of Wine With Store Manager
A man has been dubbed the "Bordeaux Bandit" for allegedly shoplifting very expensive bottles of wine in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
Surveillance footage allegedly shows Scott DeLuca, 25, taking Bordeaux worth $5,000 from a restaurant’s private wine collection.
He was arrested in Rhode Island on a bail violation charge stemming from an unrelated case. He is also being charged with being a fugitive from justice.
A liquor store manager in Connecticut, Laurie Kablik, says her antenna was up when DeLuca asked for a rare wine.
“I unwrapped it... but then he turned around and I got a bad feeling,” she told INSIDE EDITION. “I stopped him and he said he had nothing under his shirt and then I touched him and felt the bottle and that's when we started to wrestle with him.”
DeLuca managed to slip away.
At a wine store in New York, manager Truly Hardy showed IE just how pricey wines can get; bottles range from $5,000 to $15,000.
While DeLuca may have expensive taste in wine, cops say his method was anything but sophisticated -- he would find the bottle and stuff it down his pants and take off.