Kim Richards Arrested for Shoplifting from Target
Oh no, Kim Richards.
The former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star spent Sunday night in jail after she was arrested for allegedly shoplifting from a Southern CA Target.
She was released yesterday (August 3, 2015) on $5,000 bail, according to E! news, and was charged with a misdemeanor. Her case will be turned over to the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office by police; from there, prosecutors will determine whether or not they will press charges.
Authorities told E! “she stole upwards of $600 worth of items from a Target near her home in the San Fernando Valley. Security spotted her taking several items and placed her under a citizen’s arrest until the police arrived on the premises.”
Her ex-husband Monty Brinson told Entertainment Tonight, “I couldn’t imagine Kim stealing or shoplifting anything. She is a giver. I am in complete shock. Guaranteed this must be some kind of mistake, and the facts will come out soon. She was arrested for shoplifting toys in a cart, but this was a clear misunderstanding. This was not alcohol or drug related.”
Back on April 16, Richards was arrested at the Beverly Hills Hotel around 1:30 a.m. after she “had too much to drink and was disturbing some of the other patrons” in the hotel’s restaurant.
She pleaded not guilty to three misdemeanors: resisting arrest, public intoxication and battery on a peace officer. She entered rehab following her arrest, and then did not return to RHOBH as a full-time cast member.
Update — Aug. 4, 11:35 a.m. ET:
TMZ reports that Richards was homeless and living out of her car at the time of her arrest. They also noted that she has been “self-medicating” recently, but it’s unclear if she was under the influence during the shoplifting incident.
“Sources connected to the family tell us, Kim had been house-hopping since leaving rehab last month. She quickly ran out of friends and relatives who would extend themselves, and has been homeless ever since…One law enforcement source says she left the store with more than 50 items in her shopping cart.”