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Shawn Oakman Charged In Convenience Store Incident At Penn State

Penn State defensive end Shawn Oakman has been charged for his alleged involvement in an incident at a campus convenience store in February. (New coach Bill O'Brien dismissed him from the team for "violation of team rules" a few days later.) Oakman was charged with harassment, disorderly conduct, and two counts of retail theft.

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University police chief Tyrone Parham said Oakman entered the store and presented his student ID to purchase some items. However, the store clerk noticed that Oakman had hidden a hoagie and a bottle of grape juice on his person, and held on to the student’s ID, Parham said.

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In an attempt to recover the ID, Oakman shoved the employee against the wall, the chief said.

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Oakman is 6-foot-7 and 260 pounds, so that had to be pretty frightening for the clerk.

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Oakman did not play in 2011, but might have competed for a starting job in 2012.

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