VIDEO: Haltom City Heists, 'Stretch Armstrong' Suspected in String of Cigarette Snatches

VIDEO: Haltom City Heists, 'Stretch Armstrong' Suspected in String of Cigarette SnatchesSource: Haltom City Police Department
Nate Simmons
Published on November 29, 2023

In a string of bold-faced heists that would leave even the slickest of thieves shaking their heads, one man has been captured (allegedly) on video time and again pilfering packs of cigarettes from the counters of various QT convenience stores. In what seems to be a serial saga of nicotine-fueled kleptomania, the suspect has been accused of a trio of tobacco takeaways, not shying away from the ever-watchful eyes of surveillance cameras. "Duh," one might think, given QT's notoriety for capturing clear images of those who dare dip into their wares without payment, according to Haltom City Police Department.

Indeed, the reactions to the cigarette-stealing crusader run the gamut from shock to schadenfreude, with some social media commentators finding a bright side to the brazen acts of thievery. "Share with your friends who need to see something dumb to brighten their day", per Haltom City Police Department.

The identity of Haltom City's 'Stretch Armstrong' remains a mystery, but not for lack of effort on the part of Detective Shipler and the Haltom City community.