Woman Faces 16 Years in Prison After Walmart Shoplifting Incident

Suspect is charged with a felony after she allegedly pushes a security officer twice, then flees the store.

A 22-year-old Racine woman is facing nearly 17 years in prison after she allegedly pushed a Walmart security officer twice while trying to shoplift from the store.

Kaneesha L. Briggs was charged in Racine County Circuit Court Monday with one count of retail theft, one count of obstructing an officer and one count of robbery with use of force. If convicted, she faces up to 16 ½ years in prison and $70,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint:

On Saturday afternoon, a security officer at Walmart spotted Briggs take items from the shelves then conceal them in her purse. She then walked to a different area of the store, talked with friends for a little bit and then tried to walk out of the store without paying for the merchandise.

The security officer stopped Briggs and tried to detain her, but she pushed the officer twice, then fled on foot.

Mount Pleasant police officers found Briggs near Durand Avenue and Cozy Acre Road wearing a pink shirt, leopard pants and no shoes. She was taken back to the store for questioning, but was disruptive while officers tried to interview her and the security officer so she was taken to the police station to be processed.

Briggs has a prior conviction of misdemeanor retail theft from 2009, and is currently being held in Racine County Jail. Briggs' next court appearance is an initial appearance on Oct. 25 before Court Commissioner Alice A. Rudebusch. 

C. Sanders September 18, 2012 at 02:49 PM
Suspect just potentially blew away her freedom for some free room and board in prison.
C. Sanders September 19, 2012 at 04:33 AM
@Mike ... The FBI Uniform Crime Reports arrest statistics for 2010 does not support your claim. Other than gambling and robbery where the majority of arrests were for blacks, whites represent 69.4% of the total arrests across all categories. Take a look for yourself, and forget about sending anyone back to anywhere. http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2010/crime-in-the-u.s.-2010/tables/table-43/10tbl43a.xls
Heather Asiyanbi (Editor) September 19, 2012 at 02:58 PM
@Mike - your racist comments are done. Unless you have something to contribute that actually contributes to the conversation, don't comment here. Please consider this a warning. Next time I'll just delete and work on suspending your account.
Heather Asiyanbi (Editor) September 19, 2012 at 02:59 PM
@C.Sanders - thank you for intervening with Mike and using actual facts to support the reality of crime stats in this country.
C. Sanders September 20, 2012 at 04:00 AM
@Heather ... Perhaps Mike will find some new perspectives rooted in the facts. Take care.
Joe Todor September 24, 2012 at 04:16 AM
> found Briggs ... wearing a pink shirt, leopard pants and no shoes.


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