Five suspects with ages ranging from 16 to 23 have been arrested and charged in a retail theft at the Pleasant Prairie Premium Outlet Mall that lead to both a chase and crash.
The Pleasant Prairie Police department says the suspects made off with $6,000 worth of merchandise from a Tommy Hilfiger outlet store located in outlet mall, right off of Interstate 94 in Pleasant Prairie.
Some time after the theft, police spotted a silver Pontiac speeding north on the highway and attempted to chase it down. The Pontiac sped up, went through a red light, and caused a two-car accident before the five occupants of the car where apprehended.
The people in the other two vehicles left the scene unharmed, but two of the suspects in the Pontiac were treated for minor injuries.
The suspects, charged with felony retail theft and obstruction, are Sandra K. Smith 20, Wanda G. Winslow 23, Eugene R. Scull 19, Kevion Q. Thompson 18 and a 16-year-old male juvenile — all from Milwaukee, WI.
Kenosha Sheriff David Beth had tough words for five suspects, saying they came from Milwaukee to Kenosha County with the sole purpose of committing crimes.
"I'm tired of being politically correct. I don't think I'm saying anything that most people in society aren't thinking but they are afraid to say it," Beth said."In this country, in this community, in this state, we have to get to the point where we will no longer put up with the garbage people that fill our communities. They are a cancer to our society."
One of the victims in a car hit in the accidents was a 16-year-old boy who had just gotten his driver's license.
When asked why he was so angered by this most recent crime and why he had such tough talk, the sheriff said, "when I got to see that 16-year-old shaking and his mother furious that he hasn't had his license for an hour and there is already a blemish on his record and he almost was killed, at some point it's gotta stop."