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Man Steals Whole Outfit, With Underwear, Then Immediately Turns Himself In

 A man, not shown here, walked out of the James Perse store on Bleecker Street wearing a $1,674 outfit he didn't pay for, police said.
A man, not shown here, walked out of the James Perse store on Bleecker Street wearing a $1,674 outfit he didn't pay for, police said.
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WEST VILLAGE — A man walked out of the James Perse designer clothing store on Bleecker Street last week wearing an entirely new $1,674 outfit that he didn't pay for — and then walked right into the police precinct around the corner.

Matthew Redington, 33, walked into the James Perse at 361 Bleecker St. at about 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 2 and picked out an $85 T-shirt, a $135 sweatshirt, $195 sweatpants, $595 sweater, $127 socks, $509 tweed boots and $28 boxers, police said.

Redington went into the dressing room and put all of the clothes on. He then walked out of the store and, as baffled employees watched, headed right around the corner into the 6th Precinct stationhouse on West 10th Street, police said.

It was unclear why Redington walked into the precinct. An employee who followed him explained the situation to officers, police said.

Redington was charged with petit larceny and criminal possession of stolen property, according to court records, and released without bail. He is due back in court on Nov. 12.

The court-appointed attorney assigned to him at arraignment did not immediately respond to a phone message left for comment, and it was unclear if Redington had made arrangements for a new attorney since his arraignment.

The James Perse store declined to comment.

Other recent incidents in the NYPD's 6th Precinct include:

► A teen entrusted with watching a woman's purse took off with it as soon as the woman's back was turned, police said.

Police said a 28-year-old woman asked Felder Daishawn, 18, to watch her purse while she talked to someone inside Karavas restaurant at 108 Seventh Ave. South about 12:20 a.m. on Oct. 5.

When the victim returned, her purse and Daishawn were both gone, police said. But a police officer saw Daishawn running from the restaurant with the purse, and caught up with her and stopped her.

The $200 purse had a $50 wallet, a MasterCard, $122 in cash and a $150 cellphone inside it. Police said Daishawn was also carrying a razor blade in her own purse.

Daishawn was charged with grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree, both felonies. She was ordered held on $5,000 bail and is due back in court on Oct. 10.

Her attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

► Two men jumped a 22-year-old in front of The Standard Grill, police said, and one beat the victim in the head with a camera.

A 20-year-old man and Caleb Garcia, 19, punched and kicked the victim several times in front of 848 Washington St. about 3:05 a.m. on Oct. 4.

Police said the 20-year-old man also used a camera to bash the victim in the head multiple times, leaving cuts and bruises on his face and back.

Police said the two men did not seem to know the victim, and that the fight may have broken out because of issues involving a woman.

The 20-year-old suspect was charged with felony assault with intent to cause physical injury with a weapon, as well as two misdemeanor charges of possession of a forged instrument and criminal possession of a weapon, according to court records.

He was released on $5,000 cash bail on Oct. 4, and is due back in court on Jan. 15. His attorney declined to comment.

Garcia was given a desk appearance ticket, and is scheduled to appear before a judge on Oct. 30.

Editor's Note: The case against the 20-year-old man was dismissed and sealed in June 2015.