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Pizza prank lands Corbin theft suspect in more trouble

CORBIN, Ky. (WKYT) - A shoplifting suspect in southern Kentucky faces more charges after police say he ordered pizza to the police station as a prank.

Corbin police arrested Michael Harp, 29, Tuesday afternoon for shoplifting and alcohol intoxication in public. While being booked at the police station, officers say Harp asked to make a phone call on his cell phone.

A little later, police say five pizzas from Domino's were delivered to the station under the name of Officer Wilson, who is the same officer that arrested Harp. Police say they linked the call to Harp by tracking his cell phone number. Harp tells us it's all a misunderstanding.

"I'm wrongfully accused on this here. They've charged me with two felonies over this pizza deal because I had my phone inside the holding cell," Harp says. "There was about 10 people who probably used the phone, so it's hard to say. Like I said, I never heard anyone say a word about Domino's pizzas. Any of it."

Harp now faces additional charges including theft of identity, theft by deception, and impersonating a police officer.

Harp says he's getting a lawyer to try and move past this.

"I guess take it to court and see what happens. There's not much I can do at the current moment," says Harp.

Harp is expected to make bail at the Whitley County Detention Center before Thursday.


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