Self-Proclaimed Rapper Lifts Recording Equipment from Best Buy, Police Say
Police say a 16-year-old girl lifted a microphone and recording interface — valued at $300 — from the Riverpoint Shopping Center store on Feb. 27.
A 16-year-old girl was arrested Feb. 27 after police say she stole a microphone and recording equipment — claiming she needed the items because she is a rapper.
According to the police report, at 4:44 p.m. an officer was dispatched to a report of a retail theft in progress at Best Buy in the Riverpoint Shopping Center, 8755 N. Port Washington Rd.
Upon arriving, the officer observed three girls walking out of the store that fit a description of those involved in the incident. The officer told the three he needed to speak with them inside the store.
Once inside the store, the officer asked the 16-year-old to open a bag she was carrying and observed two boxes, one of which was a microphone box.
The officer then advised her she was under arrest for retail theft, and attempted to place handcuffs on her. She resisted, but was finally taken into custody.
Police say the store had surveillance video of the girl concealing the items — a $100 microphone and $200 recording interface. Best Buy security said they didn't observe the other two girls steal anything.
Police also say the girl lied several times about her name. She was transported to the Fox Point Police Department where she told officers she stole the items because she is a rapper and finally gave officers her real name.
She was cited for retail theft, resisting and obstructing an officer by giving false information.