Police say Smith came in with her dog, who was not on a leash. As “Bo” approached customers, Smith allegedly began tearing apart store displays and putting them in her car. Staff members asked her to leave, at which time she walked out of the store and started performing karate moves in the parking lot. Meanwhile, “Bo” helped himself to a box of Jiffy Cornbread Muffin Mix and headed out of the store.
Smith fought with the officers who tried to arrest her and later reportedly tried to kick out a window of a police car.
Meanwhile, Vann had moved to the back of the store and removed his clothes, exposing himself to the other customers. He picked new clothes off the racks, but did not pay for those items, police said. As officers approached, Vann reportedly tried to run an officer over with his scooter. Police stopped the scooter and arrested him.
Not hard to figure out why WI Attorney General Schimel appointed a special assistant attorney general to assist local law enforcement agencies and district attorney offices in the enforcement of meth cases, and placed the position in Eau Claire.
“Northwestern Wisconsin is ‘ground zero’ for methamphetamine use,” said Eau Claire County Sheriff Ron Cramer. “I appreciate Attorney General Schimel’s leadership and willingness to assist local law enforcement with this urgent and dangerous threat that is ruining countless lives in our communities.”