Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Walmart Madness #45! Teens Fake Arrest To Steal

Police went to a Walmart in the 1600 block of Northwest St. Lucie West Boulevard about 3:25 a.m. Monday following a report of an "unknown male in plain clothes, with a gun on his hip, arresting another male in the parking lot."
Police apprehended the teens at a nearby Friendly's restaurant after they ran from a Walmart store manager.
Investigators found a badge in a wallet and a set of toy handcuffs on the 17-year-old boy, while the younger teen had several packages of playing cards. Police recovered a pellet gun in the area where one of the boys was thought to have discarded something resembling a gun.
The teens told police they walked to Walmart to take the items. They also said they planned a "fake arrest" to avoid being caught.
The Walmart manager said the elder teen approached with a holstered gun on his hip and asked her to "make a page for him." Master Sgt. Frank Sabol, police spokesman, said Tuesday that was an apparent reference to paging someone via the store's intercom.
The Walmart manager told police she asked whether the teen was a law enforcement officer, and he quickly showed her a badge. The Walmart manager said she needed to see identification first and saw the elder teen put handcuffs on the younger teen.
She saw both teens walk to a vehicle where the elder teen took the handcuffs off the other teen. She followed them as she dialed 911.
After the teens saw her following, the elder teen put the cuffs back on the younger teen and approached another vehicle.
The Walmart manager said when the teens realized she was going to keep following them, the elder teen took the cuffs off and both teens ran.



Gabriel said...

hahaha crazy kids.

David said...

And the Walmart madness goes on! :)