The Oak Lawn police responded to a retail theft in progress at Marshall’s at 96th and Cicero on Halloween at about 4:30 p.m.
Store security personnel called the police claiming that a man and a woman were tampering with clothing tags and concealing the items. According to the security personnel, the woman had a screwdriver that she used to break the security tags on the two jackets. One jacket was concealed in her purse and the other was put in a bag by the man.
Security personnel told the police, when they arrived, that they waited for the two to cross past the registers before pouncing on them and telling the to stop. The man stopped and allegedly handed over the jacket but the woman had no intention of going quietly on this night of Halloween.
Instead, she allegedly threw the person down and ran outside. The police were outside by the time she exited the store and with the help of a witness found her allegedly hiding near the flower pot bed by the Corner Bakery.
The man, Brian Berry, reportedly told the police he was sorry and he was just trying to get a jacket for his birthday. It was a Tommy Hilfiger jacket with a value of about $60. Berry is a 27 year old black male with a Chicago address. His birthday is actually in March.
The woman, Jamillah Clark, was also charged with theft of a Tommy Hilfiger jacket valued at the same price. Jamillah Clark is a 25 year old black female with a different Chicago address. Both Clark and Berry were charged with misdemeanor retail theft.