Photo: LATINO BLOTTER: Father and Son Shoplift from New Mexico American Eagle Outfitters
Nothing brings a father and son closer than a holiday trip to the mall for some good ol’ fashioned burglary.
The Michael Aragons of Albuquerque, New Mexico – father and son share their name – were caught using a wheelchair to steal clothing from the American Eagle Outfitters in Coronado Mall on Saturday.
Police say the father, 40, had his son, 21, push him in a wheelchair around the store and stuff 8 pairs of jeans under the seat.
The father has an extensive criminal history which includes a 1994 charge of possession of a controlled substance among a number of both misdemeanors and felonies.
Earlier this month, the not-so-dynamic duo also pulled a similar burglary at a T.J. Maxx store in the area.
The father and son had actually been banned from the entire mall, but were apparently undeterred.
After being caught this over the weekend, the two now face commercial burglary charges and remain in jail. The father’s bail was set at $8,000 while his son’s sits at $7,500.
When a reporter with KOAT7 spoke with the mother of the younger Aragon she had just one request for the father and son.
“Grow up and become men.”