Oak Lawn police were called to the Oak Lawn Target on August 29th at about 3:45 to respond to a “disturbance”.
A female was in the store and the loss prevention personnel claimed that she had green hair, was yelling profanities, and was causing a disturbance in the store. Target’s management claimed that they asked the woman to leave the store but she refused. So, the store security personnel reached out to the Oak Lawn police for assistance.
When the police arrived, the woman was allegedly near the checkout lines but she was allegedly upset that the police were called. According to the police, she was yelling “f-word this place, let’s go”. When the police asked her to leave she did walk outside.
While outside, Jacqueline Jacobs provided her name and date of birth to the officer who checked to see if she had any outstanding warrants. She did have an outstanding warrant from Lake County, for retail theft, according to the police.
Jacobs was placed into custody but she had her young daughter along for the shopping trip. Luckily, a friend of Jacobs was also present and she took custody of the child.
When Jacobs arrived at the Oak Lawn police lockup, she was searched. The police allege that during the search, they found six children’s t-shirts under her shirt. Jacobs allegedly stated that she places the shirts under her bra to enhance her physical appearance.
However, the police alleged that the t-shirts had Target store tags and stickers on them. After the store scanned the items and confirmed the items were from that store, a complaint was signed for retail theft and disorderly conduct. The total amount of the goods was $51.48.
Jacqueline Jacobs is a 26 year old black female who provided a Chicago address to the police. Jacobs was given a $5,000 bond and was being held in the Cook County Jail. Her next court date is September 11th in Bridgeview.