It’s one thing to get caught stealing, but it is quite another to go “shopping” by loading up carts with merchandise and then … just walking out of the store without paying for any of it.
Robert Quinn, Jr., 47, of Milwaukee, was charged Tuesday in Racine County Circuit Court with a single count each of misdemeanor retail theft (intentionally concealing), contributing to the delinquency of a child, and bail jumping. He faces up to four years in prison and $30,000 in fines.
Larry Evans, 18, of Milwaukee, was also in court Tuesday, and he faces a single misdemeanor count each of retail theft and contributing to the delinquency of a child. If convicted, he faces up to 18 months in jail and $20,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint, Quinn allegedly drove to Walmart on May 25 after telling a 17-year-old they could make some cash by stealing stuff and then selling it. Quinn supposedly entered the store first, followed shortly thereafter by Evans and the teenager.
Store security told Mount Pleasant Police they observed Quinn load up a cart and then exit the store without paying for any of the merchandise. He reportedly loaded the booty into the trunk of a Jaguar parked in the lot.
Security also said they observed, on video and in person, as Evans and the juvenile came into the store and “shopped,” loading carts with a variety of items and then walking out of the store without paying for anything. When the pair was confronted outside the store, they chucked the carts and took off for what turned out to be Quinn’s Jaguar.
By this time, MPPD was on scene and took the trio into custody. They also discovered the items allegedly taken by Quinn inside the vehicle.
Quinn remains at the Racine County Jail. His next court date is June 13 for a preliminary hearing before Court Commissioner Alice Rudebusch.
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Shoplifting trio allegedly walked out of Walmart with full carts