Shoplifting suspects laugh after arrests while on way to jail, Ocala police say

Cops: Duo stole $300 worth of items from Walmart


OCALA, Fla. – Ocala police arrested two women on Thursday they say were caught shoplifting at Walmart and then laughed in the back of a patrol car the whole way to jail.

Cassandra Brown, 22, and Stephanie Brown, 23, were charged with retail grand theft after police say they were caught putting merchandise in purses and shopping bags at the Walmart on SW 19th Avenue Road, according to police.

Police said when the duo tried to walk out of the grocery doors, a loss prevention officer stopped them and found they had stolen $313.30 worth of merchandise.

While on the way to jail, police said the couple was laughing in the rear seat of the patrol car.

According to the report, Cassandra Brown then spontaneously said that "they were not trying to be rude or come off as if they didn't care, but that they stole and now they were in trouble so there was nothing else to do other than laugh."

They were booked into Marion County Jail.