According to this Dakota County Criminal Complaint, a serial shoplifter already known to Target loss prevention personnel due to thefts from another metro store caught an Elk River man with just under $1000 in merchandise in his cart as he exited without paying.
From the complaint:
On Saturday, June 8, 2013, at approximately 12:38 p.m., Burnsville Police received a report of
an ongoing possible theft from the Target Store at 810 Co. Road 42, Burnsville, Minnesota, Dakota
County. The male suspect was known to Target Loss Prevention staff from previous thefts from Target
in Shakopee. After selecting over 600 items, at a value of $935.76, Defendant, SCOTT KEITH
SKOGQUIST, DOB: 6/12/1964, pushed his shopping cart full of unpaid merchandise past all points of
entry and left the store. Defendant’s actions were captured on store video. Defendant was taken into
custody and admitted that he took the items. Defendant further admitted he had no money and had no
intention of paying for the items.
Clearly if you’re going to steal from a store you should go big or go home, right? While this guy was nearly 10x over the “Target cover charge”, he was NOT screwing around. However, it’s almost unfathomable how he fit 600 items in a single cart and thought he’d get away with it. I mean, I have been to Target more often than I would care to admit and can rarely fit $100 worth of items in a single cart but this guy had some real talent to get 600 items in there worth that much…
What do you think about this one? Are you surprised that someone would be so brazen that they’d attempt to steal 600 items from Target? Do you think he should have simply stated that there weren’t enough registers open and didn’t want to make anyone wait behind him? Whatever you have to say about this one go ahead and comment on as I’d love to hear what you have to say.