Phoenix Police Catch the "Candy Man," a Guy Who Stole Almost $3,000 Worth of Candy

Phoenix police officers have arrested a candy thief so prolific that detectives dubbed him the "Candy Man."

According to police, the "Candy Man," 23-year-old Jordan Newman, pocketed nearly $3,000 worth of candy from Circle K stores over the past 10 months.

Detectives teamed up with Circle K security to catch some people who keep stealing from the stores over and over again, and the "Candy Man" is one of those guys.

Turns out, police don't even think the "Candy Man" is a sugar fiend. Apparently, he stole the candy and sold it to an individual who specializes in buying and selling stolen property in exchange for drug money.

Still, that's a lot of candy. Phoenix PD notes that detectives are looking for 66 other people who repeatedly steal from Circle K stores.

Below, find what appears to be video footage of the "Candy Man" in action:

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