It is not every day that you see a woman practicing karate moves, a dog running free, and a man roaming naked at the same location, but it reportedly happened about 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Walmart.
That’s exactly what Lisa Smith, 46, and her son Benny Vann, 25, both got to do inside a Walmart located in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. With the special participation of their dog…
Officers were called to the scene after calls of a woman pulling apart store displays and placing them in her cart while her dog, Bo, was running up to customers.
Fortunately for the staff, they were able to make Smith leave the store where she proceeded to perform karate moves. Unfortunately for the staff, her son Vann was still inside stripping himself and exposing himself to other customers.
Police said the woman had entered the store with the unleashed dog before Smith “erratically started pulling apart store displays and placing them in her cart.”
At that point, the woman was asked by staff to leave the store, where she promptly decided to perform some karate moves in the parking lot, police said.
While the woman was channeling Mr. Miyagi outside, Bo snagged a box of Jiffy Cornbread Muffin Mix and tried to hightail it out of the store, according to police.
Police allege that’s when Smith was arrested, but not before fighting with officers and trying to “kick out a window on the squad car.”
Meanwhile, back inside the Walmart, police said Smith’s son, Benny Vann, 26, went to the back of the store and stripped completely naked, exposing himself to shoppers. Police said the man then decided to grab some clothing from the racks, which he allegedly didn’t pay for. Officers approached Vann, but he refused to stop and “attempted to run over an officer with his scooter.”
“Officers physically stopped the scooter and arrested Vann,” police said in a statement.
Police said the woman was arrested for disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and misdemeanor bail jumping. Her son was nabbed for lewd and lascivious behavior, disorderly conduct, and retail theft.
As for the dog?
“Bo was caught by officers in the store and brought to the Humane Association,” police said. “The dog was not charged – we issued him a warning for the theft.”
The officers will undoubtedly remember this day at work for a long time to come.