Ocala, FL – A Florida “mother” has been arrested after she ditched her 1-year-old son at a Walmart following a botched shoplifting attempt.
Police say 19-year-old Allison Niemeyer and her sister, 22-year-old Laura Niemeyer, stuffed approximately $60 worth of merchandise inside her son’s diaper bag as they perused the aisles of a Walmart on Friday. As they headed out the door with their loot, a loss prevention officer instructed them to come back inside.
Allison had some brain cells fire up behind that stupid looking face of hers, all three of them instructing her to run like hell and to leave her sister behind with her son. Laura eventually broke free from store employees and followed her sister to a van that had been waiting for them in the parking lot. The van sped off with the sisters, leaving behind the 1-year-old boy and the stolen merchandise.
The next night police would receive a tip that the sisters where driving a silver Dodge Durango and were currently enjoying themselves in a dance club.…Continue Reading
Meet Lonneshia Shafaye Appling – the 340-pound, 26-year-old woman was recently busted with a bag of pilfered goodies outside an Athens Piggly Wiggly supermarket.
According to the charging documents, another customer inside the store informed employees that she had witnessed Appling concealing numerous grocery items in a canvas bag as she perused the aisles.
When Appling approached the cash register and placed just one item on the belt, the employee questioned her about the other items allegedly concealed in her bag. And with that, Appling made a mad dash for the exit.
Employee Johnathon Orr was right on her heels, though, and when he attempted to stop the heifer from leaving the premises, he was rewarded with a dose of pepper spray to the face. When that didn’t take Orr down, Appling reportedly delivered a right hook and a loogie.…Continue Reading
KENNER, La. – Police are looking for a woman who, after getting caught shoplifting, Tased a mall security guard before abandoning a baby in the parking lot.
It all happened Saturday night at Esplande Mall after an employee at Gymboree watched a woman stealing items from the store as she pushed a baby boy in a stroller.
The employee confronted the woman, along with a security guard, and was in the process of calling her manager when the woman shot the guard with a stun gun and took of running while pushing the stroller.
She was pursued into the mall parking lot where she jumped in a vehicle and fled the scene — leaving the baby in the parking lot.
The 2-month-old baby was taken into protective custody until his mother, Stephanie Johnson, came forward and told police that the woman who abandoned her baby at the mall was the child’s babysitter, a woman named Brittany London.
After being alerted that her name was being trashed on Facebook and Twitter, London went to police herself and informed them that she didn’t know Johnson “at all” and that Johnson may have gotten her name off Facebook.…Continue Reading
NEW ORLEANS, LA – A woman in Louisiana is forcing her 13-year-old daughter to wear an embarrassing shirt that reads “Hide your money. Hide your clothes. Hide everything. ‘Cuz I’m A Thief.” after the teen was caught shoplifting.
Danaka Walker said she was sick to her stomach the day she had to pick up her daughter, Aaroneisha Celestin, from a juvenile detention center. The girl was there after getting caught stealing a $10 shirt from a local shopping center.
As part of her punishment, her mother is forcing her to wear the new shirt whenever she leaves the house and must do so until her court proceedings are over.
“I feel like if you’re going to embarrass me by stealing, I’m gonna show you what it’s like to be embarrassed. Everybody’s gonna know that you stole,” Walker said. “I work too hard for her to steal, and I’m not gonna have no thief living with me. I refuse to have a thief living with me.”
Walker says she doesn’t want the judge to throw her in jail, especially since it’s her first offense, but she is not looking for leniency from the judge as she wants her daughter to learn her lesson.…Continue Reading
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Police have arrested a woman after she was busted using her 10-year-old daughter to shoplift from a Kentucky Target.
Last Saturday, security guards at a Target watched as 29-year-old Tiffany K. Foster, along with her 10-year-old daughter and another woman, concealed over $600 worth of merchandise under some jackets in a cart.
Once the cart was loaded the loot, they had the girl push the cart out of the store. The security guards were able to stop the girl outside of the store, but Foster and her accomplice took off — leaving the child behind to take the rap.
Investigators were able to track Foster down at her home and ordered her back to the store. She denied knowing anything about the stolen merchandise, unaware that her daughter had already told police they had planned on shoplifting before they entered the store, and that she had helped her mother steal items from other stores in the past.
Foster was arrested and charged with theft by unlawful taking and abandonment of a minor, increasing the chances that her daughter will live up to her last name.…Continue Reading
Prerov, CZ – An unidentified Czech thief was apprehended by store security after setting off the exit alarms. Security was reportedly able to make him produce a stolen pair of headphones ‘from his underwear,’ but the headphones did not have an embedded security device on them. They knew there was something more…
When police arrived, they searched the subject and found tube of lubricant called Indulona that had been stolen from the store and opened. According to reports, this caused the police to suspect that the MP4 player had been lubricated and then shoved in the suspect’s rectum.
“[On questioning,] the man admitted that the device was actually hidden inside his body,” deputy city police director Miroslav Snoot was reported as saying.
While security personnel and police waited, the suspect tried to produce the player, but – being lubricated – the player wasn’t so easy to grab. I am not sure what “encouragement” was offered by the onlookers, but it must have been persuasive.
According to Snoot’s translated statement, “The suspect was initially unable to remove the contraband from his body.…Continue Reading
Park Rdg, IL — A man got his face beat to a pulp after he refused to let go of a police officer’s groin.
Police were called to Dominick’s Finer Foods last week on a report of a possible shoplifter. When they arrived at the store they witnessed 44-year-old Frank Slowik running from an employee.
The responding officers gave chase and wrestled Slowik to the ground. While he was being restrained, Slowik decided this was a great oppurtunity to steal a handful of cock meat and proceeded grab one of the arresting officer’s groin.
When Slowik refused to let go of the officer’s lunchbox, his eyeballs were magically turned into freshly f*cked assholes by the officer’s fists, who also proceeded to turn one side of Slowik’s face fifteen shades of purple.
Slowik eventually let go of his prize and was placed in jail in lieu of $50,000 bail on charges of retail theft, aggravated battery to a police officer and resisting arrest. Police would find $1,000 of stolen seafood and meat in Slowik’s vehicle.…Continue Reading
Ogden, UT - At about 5PM last Thursday, store security at WinCo Foods in Ogden, Utah, were reported to have noticed behavior consistent with shoplifting being exhibited by a man and woman in the store. Security personnel detained the pair – subsequently identified as Korin Vanhouten, 47, [pictured] and Eldon Alexander, 36 – in the store security office.
“[Store security] reviewed surveillance video and recovered stolen property from the suspects,” said Ogden Police Lt. Eric Young.
According to police, Vanhouten and Alexander had been found to be in possession of makeup, energy bars and batteries valued at about $25. Despite clear photographic evidence suggesting that the stolen items were found in Vanhouten’s rectum – sideways – they were, in fact, located in the suspects’ pockets.
Police cited the pair for attempted shoplifting and released them directly from the store.
Sadly, when Vanhouten and Alexander returned to their vehicle, they reportedly discovered that they, too, had been unwitting victims of a crime. According to police reports, the pair discovered that their car had been broken into and approximately $60 worth of items were missing.…Continue Reading
Oshkosh, WI – I know that in the grand scheme of things, VeiJzahn Knight losing her title of Miss Oshkosh after getting caught shoplifting from Walmart isn’t that big of a deal, but I’m in a bad mood this Monday morning and I’m writing about it anyway.
Miss Oshkosh Scholarship Pageant is a beauty pageant that began back in 1964. Any lucky lady crowned Miss Oshkosh receives a cash scholarship, totaling around $9000 dollars for 2012, with various different gifts from over twenty other sponsors. I could be wrong about this, but from the looks of the contestants over the last few years, this pageant has been a primarily white affair.
But this year, 19-year-old VeiJzahn Knight was crowned Miss Oshkosh and became the first black woman ever given the title in the pageant’s 47 year history. Adding to that proud distinction, Knight has now become the first woman in the pageant’s history to have their title stripped from them.
It’s not like pageant officials didn’t have a valid reason.…Continue Reading
Uniontown, PA – Elaine Weimer, 50, is heading to jail after being convicted of using her 8-year-old granddaughter to help steal items from a Walmart store June of last year. Police said Weimer walked through the aisles of the Pennsylvania Walmart and took things off the shelves – making her granddaughter carry them.
When the two left the store, they were stopped by an employee. That’s when, according to investigators, Weimer told the employee that she did not know the girl. She then reportedly got in her car and left. Nice.
“She compounded the retail theft charge. By leaving the child at the location, she’s now facing additional criminal charges,” Trooper Scott Krofcheck said at the time of the arrest.
Police said the child identified her grandmother who was captured in surveillance video stuffing a Jeff Gordon hat and hair products into the granddaughter’s bags. According to police, Weimer also stole new clothes, a toothbrush, teeth whitening strips and anti-aging cream – all of which appeared sorely needed from video interviews.…Continue Reading
Charlotte, NC – The storm that knocked out my AC over the weekend, leaving me with a four day (and counting) case of swamp-ass, was also responsible for dumping over six inches of water in some areas in a matter of hours.
While the rain was coming down, a security guard was chasing three people suspected of stealing clothing and jewelry from a Burlington Coat Factory.
One of the three suspects was apprehended outside of the store, while the other two suspects, 43-year-old Gracie Nell Johnson and her 16-year-old daughter, Rianna Tarell Johnson, ran behind the shopping center and down an embankment.
There they both made the foolish decision of jumping into McAlpine Creek, which ran behind the shopping center, in an attempt to shake off the pursuing guard. The plan worked a little too well.
Whether they planned on crossing the creek or swim downstream is unknown, but what is known is that on a normal day the creek is so shallow you can walk across it — normally only 2-feet deep .…Continue Reading
Summerville, SC — Arthur Lee Thompson, 38, was pulled over after police were alerted about his green Jeep after a robbery attempt at a local WalMart last Friday. Police say Thompson tried to steal a computer and, when confronted, punched a store employee.
At the traffic stop, the dash-cam shows Thompson first challenging the officer with moves reminiscent of Muhammad Ali. After scuffling off camera, Thompson makes a successful grab for the police cruiser – whose lights are already activated – and begins a high speed run through town.
According to the incident report, the off-camera hijinx included the officer using his taser on Thompson twice – first when Thompson started fighting him, and again as he first got into the police cruiser. Thompson reportedly pulled out the taser barbs and continued fighting.
The dash-cam shows the police car joyride. Thompson reached speeds in excess of 100 mph at a distance of over 3 miles. He did pretty well. …right up until the point he hit the landscaping truck.
Thompson then reportedly tried to escape by shattering the window to get out of the wrecked police car, but was arrested.…Continue Reading
THIBODAUX, La. – Police said 41-year-old Tracy Lynn Anderson was arrested after her children were caught shoplifting and she arrived at the police station to pick them up while drunk.
It all started earlier that day when her three kids were busted stealing items from a Family Dollar. They were taken to the police department and their parents were called. When Anderson showed up to take two of her kids home, police noticed a strong smell of alcohol coming out of her mouth.
Aside from admitting she had consumed five beers, she also admitted that she had been paying more attention to her alcohol consumption than her kids and wasn’t aware they had even left the house. After agreeing to a blood alcohol test, and scoring a .14, she was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving under suspension or revocation and improper supervision of a juvenile.
One of the kids caught stealing was old enough to be charged with theft of goods before being released into the custody of their parents.…Continue Reading
Fort Pierce, FL — 21-year-old Indira Landa is being held at the St. Lucie County Jail, charged with two counts of contributing to the delinquency or dependency of a minor and a single count of larceny, after she and a group of children entered a WalMart store and started helping themselves to the merchandise.
A loss prevention officer told police the group consisted of Landa and four children, ranging from 2 to 15 years old, and all were seen wandering through the store eating and drinking items from off the shelves. Landa was seen feeding the 2-year-old food that had not been purchased. Landa and two of the older children then began selecting items and placing them in plastic bags they brought with them. She placed old store receipts inside the bags and concealed them under her purse. The group then made their way to the checkout stands where they paid for a few inexpensive items – they were stopped before they could exit the store.
When police arrived, an officer spoke with Landa about about the “illegal nature” of instructing kids how to steal.…Continue Reading
Bloomington, MN- Stephanie Moreland, 46, is a whole lotta woman and she’s got the big-girl panties to prove it. On New Year’s Eve day, an employee at the Alaskan Fur Company noticed Morreland was acting suspiciously while her accomplice tried to distract the store’s employees. When the employee spotted Moreland kneeling on the floor and a $6500 short mink coat was missing from the rack, she confronted Moreland. Moreland denied having the coat. She then pulled up her dress, showed the employee her bare ass, and took off out of the store. After what I am sure was a temporary loss of vision, the employee was somehow able to write down the license plate on the getaway car that Moreland, her accomplice, and a third person drove off in. Police pulled over the car later that day and searched the vehicle. Inside the car they found a hanger from the store, but no coat. Moreland admitted to stealing the coat, but denied that she still had it in her possession. Moreland was arrested and taken to jail where she was given a pat-down search and submitted to a metal detector test.…Continue Reading
Houston, TX — Houston police arrested 21-year-old LaQuinta Latrice Kemp at the Almeda Mall on Christmas Eve after she got busted shoplifting clothes from a Macy’s. Not only did she try and steal merchandise, she punched the employee who confronted her before running out of the store. Kemp also left something behind in the form of her her 1-year-old baby boy sitting in his stroller. She was apprehended outside of the mall and taken into custody. Her son was handed over to her grandmother while CPS conducts an investigation and while Kemp was taken to jail on child abandonment and burglary charges. This is not Kemp’s first run-in with police as she is currently on probation for a previous burglary charge. No mugshot with this one as Harris County, Texas does not release mugshots unless the accused is convicted. I’m sure that’s not going to be an issue here so I will replace the Jane’s Addiction pic with Kemp’s as soon as we get it.…Continue Reading
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – A woman was charged with theft after trying to steal a puppy from a Florida pet store and to make matters worse, she used her young son to pull of the heist. Police say that on Wednesday, 33-year-old Jessica Marksz walked into the Petland store on Northlake Boulevard with her 9-year-old son. Surveillance video (which can be seen at the link) shows Marksz distracting store employees while her son walks out of the store with a puppy worth $1,500 stuffed inside his mother’s purse. Employees found the dog in the parking lot where they feel the pair got nervous and left it. Marksz was later arrested and charged with retail theft and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. This story is very similar to one we did last year involving a mother who was caught on video using her daughter to help steal a puppy, also valued at $1,500, from a California pet store. That article also stretched into four paragraphs because of my rambling about when I managed a pet store where baby African Grey parrots were mysteriously disappearing and why I gave away a Maltese puppy given to me by my wife.…Continue Reading
BRANDON, Fla. - A woman has been arrested and charged with taking a group of young kids, aged 6, 9, 10, and 11, on a midnight shoplifting spree at a Florida Walmart. Police say Erica Young took two of her neighbor’s children along with two of her own, to assist her in an attempt to …Continue Reading
Alliance, Ohio — I have no idea how I missed this one, but I did and even though it is almost a week old, I am posting this story anyway in case any of you missed it and because, well, it is so goddamn funny. Last week, James Brienzo was running from police, suspected of shoplifting from a Walmart, and decided that a good hideout would be a nearby dumpster. The only problem was that he chose to jump inside a dumpster that was moments away from being picked up. Not long after entering it, Brienzo was picked up and dumped into the back of a garbage truck. Brienzo was able to use his cell phone to call a friend begging him to get someone to stop the truck as he could not get out and had already been compacted once. Police were able to locate the truck via GPS and stop it, but Brienzo was so wedged inside the garbage after being compacted multiple times, they had to take him to the Alliance Recycling Center to dumped his dumbass out.…Continue Reading
GOLDEN, Colo – Last Friday a Walmart employee had a pretty bad day after having the living daylights knocked out of him by a man who was part of a group of shoplifters. The attack happened after three individuals left through the garden center entrance pushing a cart full of stolen merchandise setting off the anti-theft alarm. When an employee followed them outside to see what was going on, a third suspect punched him in the head from behind…the guy never saw what hit him. Even worse is that the blow knocked him forward, causing him to land on the shopping cart with his face. He suffered serious facial injuries, including a blow to the head, a cut on his nose and black eyes. So far two of the men have been captured by police. Joe David Lucero, 34, and Jose Antonio Cruz, 19, are currently in jail on felony charges and both have violent records. Police would like to get the remaining two off the street. If you have any information on this, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is asking you call the Sheriff’s Office tip line at 303-271-5612.…Continue Reading