Cops: Mobster arrested in Home Depot shoplifting

A reputed New York City mobster was arrested recently on charges of trying to steal $164 in lighting equipment from a Home Depot, according to the New York Daily News.

Angelo ‘Little Angelo’ Spata is the son-in-law of Colombo crime boss Carmine ‘The Snake’ Persico, the Daily News said. He was already out on $1 million bail in a federal racketeering case.

The report says Spata was on Coney Island at one of Atlanta-based Home Depot’s Brooklyn stores on Nov. 8 when he tried to steal a dimmer switch and LED recessed lights.

He was caught with the merchandise and charged with misdemeanor petty larceny and criminal possession of stolen property, the report said.