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Notorious repeat offender arrested once again

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Alejandro Rodriguez, 33 Source: LMDC Alejandro Rodriguez, 33 Source: LMDC

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A man with 169 prior entries in the Kentucky court system database has again been arrested on the same day he was released from jail on other charges.

A WAVE 3 News investigation in May uncovered that arrests of Alejandro Rodriguez, 33, of Louisville have cost taxpayers nearly $500,000. Even the place of employment listed on his arrest slip is "violating the law."

[PRIOR STORY: Man arrested 152 times]

Tuesday night, he was observed staggering through the parking lot of the Lowe's at Bashford Manor, according to an arrest report, pushing around an empty shopping cart. Police accuse Rodriguez of walking out of the store with his shirt and pants pockets bulging. 

Police say the suspect was then observed trying to sell watches worth nearly $200 to nearby teenagers.

Rodriguez is charged with third or greater offense of alcohol intoxication within 12 months, second-degree criminal trespassing, theft by unlawful taking and contempt of court.