The Stolen Sunglasses
A 15-year-old was arrested when he took his anger out on his mother, store employees and a police officer after being detained for stealing a pair of Michigan Wolverines sunglasses.
The incident occurred at about 5:30 p.m. Feb. 3 at Walmart, 23800 Allen Road.
According to store employees, the boy was seen taking the sunglasses, ripping off the tag and then putting them on his head to wear out of the store.
He was confronted by a loss prevention officer as he tried to leave the business with his mother and younger brother.
Once stopped, the teenager took the sunglasses off his head, threw them at his mother and said, “You’re not making me go anywhere,” according to a police report.
The report said the teenager then grabbed the arm of the employee and began to struggle with him.
When other employees saw the scuffle, they rushed to assist in restraining the teen and putting him into the loss prevention office.
The teenager refused to give his name or cooperate with employees.
A loss prevention officer attempted to calm him down, but the teen stood up and attempted to leave the room, assaulting the employees again in the process, the report said.
He was restrained and placed on a bench in the office.
Police arrived and an officer told the teenager to stand up and face the wall.
According to the report, the teen “made an aggressive move” toward the police officer and the loss prevention officer, saying, “I could have paid for this.”
The report said the officer took defensive action and forced the teenager to the floor.
He later was picked up off the floor and placed back on the bench before being transported to the police station.
According to an employee, the sunglasses were valued at $12.
The teen could face charges for assault, resisting arrest and theft.