Cops: Clothes theft came after running from bar to hide in condo
According to what Maryland police claim was the train of events, the 20-year-old woman was hiding in a condo after being suspected of using someone else’s ID to get into a bar. She allegedly put on some of the condo owners’ clothes in an effort to disguise herself. When the two women who owned the condo claimed they recognized the clothes the suspect was wearing as belonging to them, the young woman was subsequently arrested for theft.
According to the report, the evening’s train of events began about 11:15 p.m. with Ocean City police being summoned to a bar where the suspect allegedly tried to gain entry using someone else’s ID. The bar doorman refused to return to the woman what he felt was not a valid ID. When the police arrived, the woman purportedly slipped away while the ID was being examined.
Two women jogging nearby told the police that the individual they were trying to find was in their condo. An officer then entered the condo and ordered the suspect to show herself. The young woman who was subsequently arrested came out of the condo’s bedroom in response to the officer’s command and reportedly told him she had been asleep in there.
When all was said and done, the woman was charged with a variety of alleged crimes including theft and disorderly conduct. The Maryland woman’s defense will most likely be guided by the facts that are uncovered after a careful examination of the statements and evidence gathered and reported by the police. In order to make the charges stick, however, the prosecution will first need to prove — beyond any reasonable doubt — that all of the alleged events and crimes that the arrest report claims to have occurred actually took place in the manner described.
Source: oceancity.com, Police briefs 08/23/2013, Nancy Powell, Aug. 23, 2013