PORT ST LUCIE, Fla. (AP) -- The finicky shoplifter known as the ''Champagne Bandit'' because he stole only pricey bottles of the bubbly has been arrested, officials said.
Kimani Alphonso Young is the shoplifter videotaped by supermarket security cameras along central Florida's east coast sticking bottles of Moet & Chandon White Star down his pants, sheriff's deputies said.
Witnesses also saw him stuff into his jeans a $30-a-bottle champagne.
One Publix store security agent noted the license tag of Young's rental car and investigators tracked him down through a Miami car rental agency.
''We toasted his capture with diet soda,'' joked St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken J. Mascara.
Young, 37, appeared in court Thursday, a day after he was jailed. He faces up to five years in prison. A call to the public defender's office was not immediately returned.
He is charged with felony theft for allegedly taking four champagne bottles from a Publix on Nov. 8.
Peninsula Clarion ©2013. All Rights Reserved.