A 27-year-old Florida woman accused of stealing thousands of dollars in merchandise from outlet stores in left behind two key pieces of evidence — her cell phone and a puddle of urine, police say.
Brooke Amber Sutton was arrested over the weekend and charged with felony retail theft, the Walton County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release.
Police say they found $2,100 in merchandise stolen from stores at the Silver Sands Outlets in Miramar Beach in Sutton’s car.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. Sutton Allegedly Peed on the Floor of the Dressing Room & on Some Merchandise
Sutton is accused of peeing on the floor of the dressing room and on some merchandise, the Walton County Sheriff’s Office said in its police report, according to Northwest Florida Daily News.
Police said Sutton also urinated on several items of merchandise in the Ann Taylor store, according to the arrest report.
Sutton told police she went into the Ann Taylor store and took several items into the fitting room, where she removed price tags and security devices. She left the store with 18 items she did not pay for, according to her arrest report.
2. She Left Her Cell Phone Behind in the Dressing Room, Police Say
Deputies responded to the outlet mall after an employee at Ann Taylor found several security tags in a dressing room that had been removed by Sutton, the sheriff’s office said.
“Along with the tags was a cell phone left by the suspect,” the sheriff’s office said
Police said Sutton then went to Saks Off Fifth and went into a dressing room with between 15 to 20 pairs of jeans, hidden under a men’s suit jacket. She then left the dressing room with six pairs of the jeans, valued at more than $1,000, hidden under the jacket, and exited the store, police said in her arrest report.
She set off the security alarm at the Saks outlet, police said.
3. Police Found Designer Jeans, Costume Jewelry & Other Clothing in Her Car After Tracking Her Down Through Her Husband
Police tracked down Sutton by calling her husband and getting a description of the vehicle she was driving, the sheriff’s office said.
Sutton was found in the parking lot of the Silver Sands Outlet, near the Ann Taylor store. Deputies said they found the six pairs of designer jeans from Saks and $1,100 worth of costume jewelry and other clothing from Ann Taylor.
She was arrested at the outlet mall.
4. The Sheriff Called it a ‘Prime Example’ of Quick Thinking by His Deputies
Sheriff Michael Adkinson Jr. praised the work of his deputies, who tracked down Sutton by using her cell phone.
“This is a prime example of quick thinking done by our deputies,” Adkinson said. :They used the phone to get a description of the suspect’s vehicle and were able to make an arrest quickly. That’s good police work.”
5. She Was Released on $5,000 Bail While Waiting for Trial
Sutton was arrested on two counts of felony retail theft and booked into the Walton County Jail on Friday. She posted $5,000 bail on Saturday and is awaiting trial.
According to online court records she has applied for criminal indigent status. It is not known if she has a lawyer.
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