The Three Theft Stooges – Kennewick Walmart Edition
Stealin' when you should have been buyin'.
Tis' the stealin' season, I guess, yes, it is officially underway, as today, November 16, 2020, KPD officers took THREE thefts in progress reports from the Kennewick Walmart, and law enforcement says it's not irregular for Officers to deal with thefts at local businesses multiple times a day.
As long as it's not me, I can't help but laugh every time I hear a story, see a video or witness firsthand someone walking into a glass door or window. What hurts more, the ego or actual injury?
Today's story picks up with a KPD Officer, questioning the first alleged pilfering detainee, catches wind of soon-to-be-detainee number two, 38-year old William Anderson, sauntering past everyone, without a care in the world, with a shopping cart full of unpaid goods. Loss Prevention Officers with Walmart realize what is happening and attempt to detain the man. Once he realizes his jig is up, he bails on the cart and he bolts for the door but smacks his nose on the closed glass, injuring his honker.
Undeterred, the suspect, now looking at upgraded charges from shoplifting to burglary as he was already trespassed from Walmart previously due to similar actions, tries to duck in and out of cars while darting across the parking lot before eventually being cuffed through coordinated law enforcement efforts. He is currently hanging out in the Benton County Jail.
Often, arrests like these can lead to a cache of other no-no's like narcotics, weapons, other stolen items and evidence leading to the prosecution of collateral crimes.
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