Woman accused of shoplifting flees wearing only a bra

A woman police say was caught shoplifting from Peachtree Mall on Saturday ran from her pursuers wearing only a bra.

Monica Renee Morris, 18, is charged with theft by shoplifting and two counts of disorderly conduct, Columbus police said.

According to police, Morris was fully clothed when she stole a $187 coat from Express at the Manchester Expressway mall about 7:25 p.m. Saturday. When someone spotted her taking the coat, she began running through the mall, disrupting other shoppers.

Witnesses began chasing Morris, who threw the stolen coat at them once she reached the exit doors. Morris then ran into the parking lot, crossed Manchester Expressway and onto the campus of Columbus State University, police said.

When Morris emerged from campus, she was wearing only her shorts and a bra, Cpl. Rosalyn Hall.

“The subject disrupted the normal flow of car traffic by running back to Burger King with only a bra on,” police reports state.Morris was arrested in the area.