She might have gotten away with it if only that long handle sticking up out of her pants. She could have turned it around with the handle running down, but she might have gotten some unwelcome attention from the young salesgirls and maybe from his spinster manager.
The funny thing is the loss prevention officers who stopped her hadn’t noticed the pan but the bed sheets she had slipped into her bag. But once they stopped her, the outline of the pan was obvious. The pan eventually fell out as she struggled with the male employee who was holding her arms behind her. She is also accused of biting one of the loss prevention officers.
In a report by St Louis Today:
The video shows a woman arguing and struggling with two Ikea loss-prevention officers outside the store, near Forest Park and Vandeventer avenues. The outline of the pan is clearly visible through her leggings, with its handle sticking out the waistband.
Sierra M. Coleman, 28, of the 6000 block of Washington Boulevard, is accused of biting one of the Ikea guards who stopped her. Charges of misdemeanor theft and assault allege that about 6:50 p.m. Dec. 30, Coleman hid “bed sheets in her bag and then proceeded beyond all points of sale without paying for the item.”
The charges do not detail Coleman’s method of allegedly concealing the pan.
The video shows the Ikea workers detaining Coleman in the parking lot before the pan finally falls from her pants to the pavement. While a male worker holds Coleman’s arms behind her back, a female employee tells Coleman several times to let go of her shirt.
Several times during the video, Coleman claims she is pregnant. The guards led her back to the store before police arrived.