ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Police say a son and his disabled father turned a wheelchair into their own personal shoplifting cart.
On Sunday Michael Aragon Sr. and his son Michael Aragon Jr. faced a judge on commercial burglary charges.
According to the criminal complaint the two were spotted twice shoplifting at two different stores.
First the surveillance cameras captured them at TJ Maxx on November 17th. On Saturday police spotted the father and son yet again at Coronado Shopping Center.
Police located the duo at the shopping center and asked the father, whom the son was pushing the wheel chair to stand up. He first said that he could not walk or even stand, so officers asked him to lean forward. That's when officers found several pairs of stolen jeans tucked behind the man.
Eventually the Sr. Aragon did stand up and confessing to shoplifting.
Police say the duo used the same tactic at the TJ-Maxx.