A pair of black and white sneakers, which appear to have been worn by a man in a wheelchair, were found in his car, according to police.
The man, who was driving in the parking lot of a grocery store in Atlanta on Sunday, told police he was wearing the shoes for a walk to get to the supermarket.
Officers spotted the pair of sneakers in the man’s car, which they believe may have been stolen, and they later located the man in his home.
The man told police that he was unaware of the sneakers’ existence and that he had not been wearing them when they were found.
He also told police his shoes were stolen after he was in the car, and he had a receipt from a jewelry store that said he bought them.
Police said they are still investigating the theft of the shoes.
Atlanta police say they were called to the store on Sunday morning after a customer noticed two men wearing white sneakers on his vehicle.
The men left the store and were later seen in the area of North High Street and W. North Avenue, police said.
“The customers in the store reported hearing noises and saw the sneakers, then they saw the two men leave the store,” Atlanta police spokesman Lt.
David Ralston told WSB-TV.
Police were able to trace the sneakers to a residence in the city’s northwest neighborhood.
The store owner told police the man had taken his shoes and the store had a tracking device on his shoes.