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Affidavit: Man arrested at South Austin costume shop for stealing panda hat

Quado Chukwujindu is charged with burglary of a building, a state jail felony. (Photo courtesy: Austin Police Department)

A man is facing a state jail felony charge for breaking into a South Austin costume shop -- all because he told police he wanted a panda hat.

Officers arrested 28-year-old Quado Chukwujindu on Sunday. They found him inside Lucy in Disguise;s storage pod on South Congress Avenue.

Store workers called police after they say he started banging on the windows while they were closed. They say he demanded a Santa hat, according to court documents. When he couldn't get inside, he broke into the storage pod.

Chukwujindu told officers he was trying to get a panda hat. He's charged with burglary of a building.

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