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La Crosse man caught stealing shoes from Shopko



A shoplifting suspect is accused of stealing three pairs of shoes from the Shopko near Valley View Mall. 

Police found Douglas Lewis of La Crosse in the bathroom of a nearby Wendy’s restaurant, with the Nike and Adidas shoes in his backpack. 

Lewis reportedly had an asthma attack while being arrested, and was seen by a nurse when he got to jail. 

Lewis sat in a wheelchair during a court appearance Thursday. 

He was granted a signature bond, and was ordered to stay away from Shopko.

The Shopko chain is going out of business, and its remaining stores are marking down prices on their merchandise.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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