She struck the loss prevention officer who was trying to keep her inside the store, and that’s where this whole incident turned weird. Somehow during the encounter, all of the woman’s clothing above her waist came off, and she also left behind her purse. The topless suspect apparently managed to hold on to her car keys and drove off in a white Mercedes.
The police and Macy’s know who the suspect is, since she left her purse behind and all. They are investigating the incident. The 44-year-old is clearly not a polished criminal, since the point of shoplifting is to remove items from the store without being detected, not to leave the purse and clothing that you were already wearing behind.
Police: Mall Theft Suspect Flees Store Topless After Hitting Officer [CBS Los Angeles]