For AMY (saw this on FARK and thought of you)
Chesterton cops say woman had merchandise in pants
By Times Staff Saturday, September 27, 2008
CHESTERTON From "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" to "Death Row" the titles of DVDs stolen from Kmart seemed to foreshadow the luck of one would-be shoplifter.A Michigan City woman pulled 19 items out of her pants -- including 10 DVDs -- Thursday after police were called to investigate a theft report.A loss prevention agent at Kmart, 750 Indian Boundary Road, on Thursday stopped Tina Yeakey, 32, of Michigan City, and her friend in the parking lot for suspected shoplifting.
According Chesterton police, the investigating officer dumped out Yeakey's purse and found two dental kits, a bottle of cologne, one toy car, 12 packs of Ponds Facial Strips, a bottle of antifungal cream, two fingernail kits and two bottles of foundation primer were stolen from the store.The officer then asked if she had taken anything else. She replied "no," according to police.When informed that she would be patted down by the officer, Yeakey unbuttoned her pants and pulled out 10 DVDs, a Play Station video game, a pair of white tube socks, a black and red bra, a black and red pair of women's underwear with the word "pouty" printed on them, three pairs of size 4T boys underwear and two women's rings.Yeakey also handed over to police a utility knife that she used to open the packages in the store.Yeakey was charged with felony theft and misdemeanor conversion. She was taken to Porter County Jail, which has no death row.
Yeakey's friend was not arrested. Police said she had no stolen items in her possession and surveillance video showed her friend did not assist her in concealing the items.