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A Buffalo man with a lengthy arrest record has been sentenced to five months in jail for shoplifting on Christmas Eve.

David L. Washington, 63, who pleaded guilty to a charge of petit larceny, was sentenced last Friday by Cheektowaga Town Justice Paul Piotrowski. Washington was detained by store security, then arrested by town police, following the theft of $87 worth of men’s hygiene products at Wal-Mart at the Thruway Plaza.

Piotrowski considered Washington’s 41 prior arrests in imposing the jail sentence, according to a police department spokesman.