Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Edmond, Oklahoma (SafeCITY) - Ailene B. Brown, 28, and Shmeco Vashon Thomas, 37, of Oklahoma City were jailed after they allegedly attempted to shoplift thousands of dollars in merchandise by hiding the items under their breasts and between rolls of body fat.

According to police, officers were called to the TJ Maxx in Edmond on a report that loss prevention officers had detained two large women that were observed hiding thousands of dollars in merchandise amid the nether regions of their anatomy.

Investigators say when the women were searched, officers found $2,600 worth of merchandise, including three pairs of jeans, four pairs of boots, a wallet, and some gloves.

Officers state that the women were actually hiding items in their folds of skin and fat, as well as their purses. Brown also had a knife in her purse, which was used to cut the tags off the items they allegedly intended to steal.

Brown and Thomas were booked into jail and charged with felony shoplifting.

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