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I was caught shoplifting and gave back stolen items in

I was caught shoplifting...

I was caught shoplifting and gave back stolen items in parkinglot when approached by employees but left before police arrived, now they are trying to find me, what should I do?

Lawyer's Assistant: Do you have any upcoming court dates on the theft charges?

No, I haven't gotten a ticket yet

Lawyer's Assistant: In what state did the theft occur?

Iowa

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Just need to know what I should do about police looking for me

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