Former police chief is busted shoplifting from Florida Walmart

A former police chief from Illinois was busted shoplifting from a Walmart near a Florida retirement community, Fox News reported.

Christopher Radz, 59, was arrested Oct. 5 at a Walmart in The Villages and was charged with larceny petit theft.

From Fox News:

The 59-year-old man was allegedly spotted by one of the store’s loss prevention officers picking up several items from a display, putting them into a Walmart plastic bag, passing all points of sale and leaving without trying to pay for the items, deputies said.

He was read his Miranda rights and did not wish to speak to the deputy making the arrest, according to Villages-News.

Radz reportedly retired from the Alsip Police Department in Illinois after serving for 32 years, from 1985-2017. Villages-News reported that he was hired as a dispatcher and worked his way up the ranks until he was appointed police chief in 2009. He served in that role until his retirement in 2017.

Read the full report over at Fox News.

Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.