Police: Shoplifting Suspect Takes Off Clothes Before Running From Store

Reported by: Tom Kenny
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Updated: 3/17 10:47 pm
Richmond Police are investigating a bizarre shoplifting case from over the weekend.

Police said Saturday afternoon, Kevin Coldiron, 39, of Tyner, was observed by a Meijer employee putting on a pair of boots and hiding the box.

The employee told police Coldiron then walked into the clothing section and put on a hoodie after taking off the price tag.

The employee said Coldiron tried to walk out of the store without paying.

Employees said they confronted Coldiron near the exit doors at which time he took off the hoodie, the boots, his pants, socks and a hat that he had also reportedly stolen.

The employees said after Coldiron took off his clothes, he charged one of the employees, grabbed him by the shirt and pushed him into the entrance door until it popped open.

The employees told police Coldiron took off running wearing only his boxer shorts.

Police said a short time later they found Coldiron in the front yard of a home in the 1100 block of Goggins Lane.

Investigators said Coldiron's boxer shorts were ripped and his genitals were exposed.

Police said he was under the influence of an intoxicant.

Police said they later learned that Coldiron had reportedly gone into the home where he was found and was confronted in the kitchen by the people who lived there, who escorted him outside.

Police said when they arrested Coldiron and put him in the cruiser, he began banging his head against the protective screen.

Police said when officers tried to intervene, Coldiron kicked one of the officers in the chest.

Police said he was eventually restrained and taken to jail where he was charged with several offenses, including assaulting a police officer, indecent exposure, robbery and criminal trespass.

He was lodged in the Madison County Detention Center.
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