Saturday, January 4, 2014
Police were called to a retail store in town because a woman walked out with a buggy, full of 47 items, and did not pay for them.
Police were called and she said she did not mean to steal them, according to the report.
She then offered to pay for them. In her statement to police she told them she had a problem a long time ago with shoplifting and that it “is in my head.”
She added that she has had phobias and panic attacks since 1985.
According to the report she admitted to attempting to steal the items.
Then, out of nowhere, this 71-year-old woman, made a calculated move, according to the police report. She executed a very careful roll out of her chair, and onto her back, on the floor.
The police told her she was still under arrest and offered her assistance in getting up and back into the chair for further questioning.
According to the report, she responded by saying, “Don’t you have a grandmother?”
EMS arrived and evaluated her and found her to be in good condition.
She then agreed to provide a statement in which she said she never hurt anyone and did not go to the store with the intention of stealing.
She was placed under arrest and put on trespass notice from the store.
The report indicated she had multiple shoplifting charges ranging from 1984 to 2013.