Authorities in Florida say a man accused of stealing beer, wine and steaks from a Walmart store told deputies he was trying to "impress a lady."

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The Manatee County Sheriff's Office said a loss prevention officer spotted James Flenniken, 48, taking the $79.30 worth of items from the Manatee store about 5 p.m. Monday, the Bradenton Herald reported Wednesday.

Flenniken told deputies he took the items in an attempt to "impress a lady."

Flenniken was taken to the county jail on a misdemeanor shoplifting charge.