A local man may have thought he had snagged bargains at a local store after he changed the price tags on the items he wanted for tags bearing less expensive prices. What he didn’t know was before he managed a clean getaway, store clerks were onto the scam.

Ardmore police department reports indicate clerks at a store, located in the 1200 block of North Washington Street, reported the scam about 2:40 p.m. Wednesday. When officers arrived, the suspect had left the premises, but store employees had managed to get the number from the license plate on his car. Officers located the suspect via the tag number and issued him a citation charging him with the crime. He also received a court date, when he can tell his version of events to the judge.