Mayor Resigns After Shoplifting Items From Target

A Tennessee mayor is having a pretty rough few weeks after he was allegedly caught shoplifting around $300 worth of merchandise from a local Target and is now stepping down.

Fairview, Tennessee Mayor John Blade submitted his resignation yesterday nearly a month after he was accused of swiping items from the Target store. The store loss prevention officer claimed that Blade used the self-checkout line on September 19, but didn’t pay for all of the products and walked out with $281 worth of stolen merchandise.

The goods included more than 40 household items, including three tweezers and skin products, authorities said. Fairview city officials said his resignation was “effective immediately.”

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