Jerrie Perkins' shoplifting attempt was foiled after the motorized cart she was riding in at a Rochester Hills Meijer was stuck in a door to the building. Officials from the Oakland County Sheriff's office report that on February 8, 2011 at 9:20 p.m., Perkins had stowed approximately $600 dollars worth of stolen electronics in the motorized cart. As Perkins exited the building, the cart got stuck in a door. The stolen merchandise then activated a door alarm and a loss prevention employee requested a receipt for the items in the cart. Perkins then shoved and hit the Meijer employee.
A sheriff's deputy was called to the store and when he ordered Perkins to place her hands behind her back, Perkins "cursed at the deputy, balled her right hand into a fist and took a fighting stance." The deputy then ordered Perkins to again place her hands behind her back and she responded by putting her fist over her head. The deputy then used Taser on Perkins who then complied and was taken to a nearby jail.
Perkins was charged with unarmed robbery, resisting and obstructing a police officer, and second degree retail fraud. Perkins was arraigned on Thursday and bond was set at $15,000.