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Wisconsin police: Woman does karate, son gets naked, dog steals cornbread

Posted at 12:45 AM, Apr 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-14 01:45:07-04
Photo: Lisa Smith and Benny Vann (Courtesy: WOAI-TV).


A 46-year-old Wisconsin mother along with her 25-year-old son are facing serious charges after police say they caused a chaotic scene inside of a Wal-Mart store.

In a Facebook posted, uploaded on social media, the Eau Claire Police Department says Lisa Smith, 46, is facing charges of Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest, Misdemeanor Bail Jumping. Her son, Benny Vann, 25, is facing charges of Lewd and Lascivious Behavior, Disorderly Conduct and Retail Theft.

Last night shortly before 8:30pm Officers were called to Walmart for a retail theft in progress. They were told a…

Posted by Eau Claire Police Department on Thursday, April 11, 2019


The episode started Thursday night as officers were called to Walmart for a call about a retail theft in progress.

They were told a female, and her dog had shoplifted items from the store. When Officers arrived at Walmart they found the female, Lisa Smith screaming in the entryway and trying to catch her dog “Bo”.

She was asked to leave by staff and left the store to perform karate moves in the parking lot.

In the meantime, Bo, Smith’s dog, got a box of Jiffy Cornbread Muffin Mix and tried to leave the store. Police say Smith was arrested and fought with Officers. She allegedly attempted to kick out a window on the squad car.

While this was occurring, police say her son had made his way to the back of the store and removed all of his clothing exposing himself to other customers.

He allegedly tried to retrieved new clothing from the racks but did not purchase these items.

When Officers approached Vann he refused to stop and attempted to run over an Officer with his scooter. Officers physically stopped the scooter and arrested Vann.

Smith was arrested for Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest, and Misdemeanor Bail Jumping. Vann was arrested for Lewd and Lascivious Behavior, Disorderly Conduct and Retail Theft. Bo, the dog, was caught by officers in the store and brought to the Humane Association.