Moment female shoplifter is abandoned by her getaway driver and dumps entire rack of Nike gear as cops chase her through parking lot
- Video posted to TikTok shows a woman trying unsuccessfully to steal an entire rack of pants from a sporting goods store
- The woman frantically attempts to open the rear door of her getaway driver’s car, but it is locked out
- Moments later the driver seems to panic and speeds off as the woman drops the pants to the ground
- Soon a police officer gives chase and he is seen handcuffing the woman a short while later
- User @Faxisfax, who posted the video, said the incident took place on Saturday in Edwardsville, Illinois
- The video has been shared more than 102,000 times
A woman was caught on video with an entire rack of Nike gear stolen from a sporting goods store before being abandoned by her getaway driver, and chased across a parking lot by a cop who arrested her.
The would-be heist goes awry when the woman, who is seen in a video posted to TikTok holding an entire rack of pants, tries unsuccessfully to open the rear driver’s-side door of her getaway driver’s car.
She screams at the driver – parked in the store’s handicap spot – to unlock the door as she frantically pulls on the handle and knocks on the rear-door window.
A woman was caught on video trying to steal an entire rack of pants at a sporting goods store in Illinois on Saturday
She frantically tries to open the door of her getaway driver’s car, but he seems unable to do unlock it
Moments later he begins driving away, leaving his accomplice behind
A few moments later the driver starts speeding away, and the woman, giving up her chase drops the rack, but continues to shout after the driver.
Quickly, however, she notices that a police SUV has pulled alongside her and starts sprinting as an officer emerges and begins chasing her.
The video then cuts to the cop handcuffing the woman, just a few yards away.
TikTok user @faxisfax, who posted the video on the platform with the caption ‘Nice Little Saturday…’ said in the replies that the incident took place on Saturday in Edwardsville, Illinois.
Giving up, the woman drops the rack of pants on the ground as the driver speeds away
She continues walking after the car, shouting, as a security vehicle pulls up alongside her
She begins sprinting as a security guard gets out and gives chase
The video ends with the guard handcuffing the woman a few yards away
The woman had come out of a Hibbit Sports store they said.
The video was shared on TikTok over 102,000 times and garnered 1.6million likes.
The Edwardsville Police Department was unable to confirm the incident as of Monday morning.
Users on the platform sounded off on the apparent betrayal the abortive shoplifter had been subjected to.
TikTok users commented on the apparent betrayal
‘I know she telling lol,’ the most popular reply to the video read.
‘They did that on purpose,’ wrote another.
‘This was definitely a setup,’ replied another.
‘They straight left her I’m mad for her,’ wrote one user, to which the original poster replied: ‘She was not thrilled about it either.’