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April 1, 2014

2 arrested in intoxicated shoplifting incident

CHICKASHA —

Two women allegedly stole $184.56 worth of merchandise from the Chickasha Walmart while intoxicated Saturday.

Chickasha Police Officer Chad King was called to the store and informed by an asset protection employee that Sherry Highwalker and Candice Osceola had unpaid-for items in their cart.

"…the females selected a large tote and began placing the unpaid merchandise into the tote," King said. "They placed a lid on top of the tote to conceal the merchandise."

Highwalker and Osceola proceeded to take food, toilet paper, a shirt, a scarf and two diaper bags, according to the incident report.

"Highwalker and Osceola ripped the tags off of the clothing items and concealed the clothing and groceries into the diaper bags," King said. "Both females went to the front of the store with all unpaid merchandise, passing all points of sale."

Osceola admitted to stealing the items and said, "I'm not going to like to you, yes," according to the report.

King said he noticed Osceola was unsteady and she told him she was taking medication.

He said Highwalker also admitted to the theft and had difficulty keeping steady.

"I noticed Highwalker was unsteady on her feet and smelled of an odor I associate with an alcoholic beverage," King said. "I asked Highwalker when the last time she drank some alcohol and [she] told me she had about three beers  before she came to Walmart."

Highwalker and Osceola were arrested for shoplifting and public intoxication and taken to the Grady County Jail.

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