Woman accused of shoplifting video games, vacuum cleaner belt | Crime
Jonesboro police weren’t playing around when they arrested a woman for stealing video games and the DVD “Think Like a Mom.”
Christina Pittman, 33, is accused of shoplifting more than $250 worth of items from Walmart, 1815 E. Highland.
According to Officer Jeremy Throesch’s initial report, the store’s loss prevention manager observed Pittman in the electronics department on Wednesday selecting Wii remotes and several games, including “Lego Batman,” “Petz Nursery” and a Spongebob Squarepants game.
She then reportedly went into the garden center and hid the items in her purse, along with two pairs of shorts, a package of t-shirts, a vacuum cleaner belt and the DVD “Think Like a Mom.”
The loss prevention manager told Officer Throesch she followed Pittman into the restroom where she said Pittman cut open the packages and removed the tags and covers before placing the items back into her purse. She said Pittman then “walked out of the store without paying for the merchandise.”
Pittman was arrested and charged with shoplifting-$1,000 or less. She was taken to the Craighead County Detention Center where she is being held on a surety bond of $520.
According to the incident report, “Pittman had two different cutting tools in her purse she brought from home to open the packages.” All of the property was recovered; but, Officer Throesch reported some of it was damaged when Pittman cut open the packages.
in an unrelated case, a man told police someone broke into his home in 3800-block of Griffin Street on Wednesday and stole $120 cash, a laptop computer, two pairs of Nike Jordan shoes, a Playstation 3 and Wii game consoles.
Meanwhile an employee at the Subway restaurant on Caraway Road told police someone got into her car while she was working Wednesday night and stole $250 cash, a debit card and a "Hello Kitty" first-aid kit.