When a Stamford man tried to sell large metal bread racks in Goodwives Shopping Center, he was arrested as he was collecting his money, police said.
gave this account of the matter:
The first theft occured sometime between 5 a.m., March 28 and 5 a.m. the next day. The second was last seen in the afternoon of last Tuesday, April 4, and discovered missing at 6:30 a.m. the next day. Each had been left on the loading dock behind the supermarket.
Each rack is valued at $479. The gray racks, made of magnesium, are identical in design, with each one 6 feet tall and 31 inches wide.
Police found that William Mimms, 52, of Forest St., Stamford, had tried to sell one of the racks at a Stamford scrapyard on the same day as the first theft. He had shown the business his driver's license for identification.
Police later found that a second rack had been sold to a Norwalk scrapyard for $40. Darien police went to the scrap yard and confronted Mimms as he was collected his payment.
Mimms later confessed that he had stolen both racks. He was arrested on a warrant on Tuesday, April 24 and held in lieu of $500 bond, which he did not post. He was arraigned in state Superior Court in Stamford, where his next court date is May 8.