Man described as habitual shoplifter arrested again

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – A man who is no stranger to law enforcement was again arrested at the Eastern Hills Mall.

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office calls Jeffrey Ridgeway a habitual offender. He was arrested Thursday after allegedly stealing eight boxes of cologne, valued at $660, from J.C. Penney. But he’s been arrested at the mall in the past, including once for taking someone’s vehicle without permission.

The 56-year-old is charged with petit larceny and is being held in the Erie County Holding Center on $500 bail. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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