Monday, February 14, 2011
400-pound woman caught shoplifting when motorized cart gets stuck
A Pontiac woman’s alleged theft attempt was foiled this week when her motorized cart became stuck at a Rochester Hills Meijer.
Jerrie Perkins, 30, is charged with unarmed robbery, resisting and obstructing a police officer and second-degree retail fraud.
Investigators said Perkins was attempting to leave the Rochester Road Meijer with more than $600 worth of stolen electronic merchandise when her cart got stuck and she was unable to drive out the door.
The door alarm was activated when Perkins passed through it and Meijer employees approached her asking for a receipt for the items. Perkins — approximately 5 foot 2 and 400 pounds — shoved a loss prevention officer and hit her in the face.
A sheriff’s deputy arrived and asked Perkins to put her hands behind her back, but she cursed at the deputy, balled her right hand into a fist and took a fighting stance.
The deputy tasered Perkins, who then complied with the deputy’s commands and was taken to jail.
Using a motorized cart with a top speed of 8 mph isn't my idea of a fast getaway. If you are incapable of using your legs then robbery and theft might not be ideal occupations for you.