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Man Performing Community Service, Steals Donation Box

A man on the road to recovery decided to take a detour that landed him back behind bars, police say.

According to Hampton Bays police, a man assigned to perform community service at a local animal shelter was arrested after he was caught swiping a donation box from the front desk.

20-year-old Sean Leask was working at the Southampton Town Animal Shelter on May 10, when he was captured on surveillance video stuffing the cash box under his sweatshirt and making a beeline to the door.

Leask was reportedly arrested when he returned to the shelter Sunday to continue his community service. He was charged with petit larceny.

The Pathogue man was issued an appearance ticket before being released. Its unclear why Leask was assigned to perform the community service in the first place.

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