A police officer, based in Punta Gorda, will have to face an internal tribunal after he was accused of shoplifting. This video was sent our newsroom earlier today and the time stamps dates the incident to July six. The officer, who was in his uniform, is seen walking down the aisle and swiped an item from the shelf at a store in the southernmost town. Love News has learned that the officer returned to the store to pay for what he had taken even before he was called to ASP Brent Hamilton’s office. The store owners declined comment, citing that they had been compensated for the item.