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Cop hauled away to jail in her police cruiser after she allegedly stole a pair of shoes — while in uniform
Screenshot of WTVA YouTube video (pictured: Robin Conner)

Cop hauled away to jail in her police cruiser after she allegedly stole a pair of shoes — while in uniform

A uniformed cop in Mississippi was arrested by her colleagues and hauled off to jail in her police cruiser after she allegedly stole a pair of sneakers while on duty earlier this week.

Around noon on Wednesday, Robin Conner, a 33-year-old police officer, drove her police cruiser to a Dick's Sporting Goods store in her precinct of Columbus, Mississippi, near the Alabama border, about 60 miles northwest of Tuscaloosa.

While there, she tried on a pair of sneakers valued at $140. She then allegedly tried to walk out of the store with the shoes still on her feet, but an employee stopped her. The employee detained her before calling 911, the New York Post reported.

When Columbus Police Chief Joseph Daughtry received word about Conner's alleged actions, he was both embarrassed and outraged and determined to make the arrest himself. Daughtry and his assistant chief went to the sporting goods store, slapped cuffs on Conner, and took her to jail in her patrol vehicle.

"We’re going to treat her like we would anybody else," Daughtry stated.

Conner was booked into the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center, charged with misdemeanor shoplifting for stealing goods worth less than $1,000, and given a $862 surety bond. She is scheduled to appear in court on April 4. It is not clear whether she has retained an attorney.

Conner was initially placed on administrative leave, but the Columbus City Council voted unanimously on Thursday to fire her. It was actually Conner's second stint with the department. She had worked there previously and left before returning to the force approximately two years ago, WTVA reported.

Daughtry called the entire situation a "gut punch."

"We have a job to do, and we're held to a higher standard," he explained. "And the community is just starting to trust us, and to take this gut punch really hurts."

"That’s why we fulfilled our obligation, not only to the store, but to the community."

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Cortney Weil

Cortney Weil

Sr. Editor, News

Cortney Weil is a senior editor for Blaze News. She has a Ph.D. in Shakespearean drama, but now enjoys writing about religion, sports, and local criminal investigations. She loves God, her husband, and all things Michigan State.
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