Police Nab Suspected Drunk Shoplifters at Reston Target

by Karen Goff December 9, 2015 at 2:45 pm 28 Comments

Fairfax County Police Fairfax County Police charged two Reston residents with larceny and being drunk in public early Wednesday after the suspects refused to leave Reston’s Target store — and when they did, they left with stolen merchandise and led police on a foot chase.

The officers were called to the store at 12197 Sunset Hills Rd. at 12:12 a.m. with a report of two intoxicated people who refused to leave at closing time.

When police arrived, the suspects were walking outside the store carrying merchandise they did not pay for, police said.

Officers gave commands to the suspects to stop, but they disregarded those commands and fled across the parking lot, into a wooded area adjacent to the store. Officers gave chase and apprehended one suspect without incident. The second suspect again failed to obey lawful commands from the officers and a taser was employed, which led to compliance by the second suspect.

Larrell Lansdowne, 32, of Freetown Court in Reston, was charged with grand larceny and being drunk in public. Shannon Jimenez, 33, of Greywing Square in Reston, was charged with petit larceny and being drunk in public.

  • Minnie me

    Foot chase and alcohol done mix, run sober

    • Mike M

      And perhaps without the merchandise?

    • Mike M

      Even harder when carrying all that merchandise. They must have thought it was Black Friday.

  • sheik yerbouti

    ah yes, stumbling drunk through target at midnight searching for those elusive hot pockets. Good Times until the cops deploy the tasers.

  • Northwesterner

    A taser was employed which led to compliance .. yep, I’d probably comply

  • Chuck Morningwood

    I’ll bet both of them voted for the Tetra acquisition.

    • Nothing To See Here

      There’s no way to tell , the voting address records are not available to the members.

    • Sec8

      I doubt either of them care about the Tetra acquisition, since they are Section 8 and don’t pay the RA dues that we do. Probably big fans of the RA tunnel on the path though.

  • meh

    Freetown Court? So adjacent from Hunter’s Woods? The nations finest seem to reside in South Reston. If you’d like to see a picture of this gentle giant, check out the perp. He is an unemployed sex offender. http://bit.ly/1OiGeFZ

    • Amy Neal Long

      Sheezus…not good

      • meh

        Nope, not good at all. I’m shocked the article didn’t mention this important information that was a quick google check away.

        • Trump

          It is racist to mention that someone that committed a crime lives in Section 8 housing.

    • Ming the Merciless

      Stand by for a stern lecture that not everyone in Section 8 housing in Freetown Court is a criminal degenerate…

  • meh

    Greywing Square? This is also South Reston and also adjacent to the Hunters Wood shopping copmplex. It would appear this is another data point that proves that this area of Reston is crime ridden and full of criminals.

    The good news, she’s just a low level criminal and not as bad as her boyfriend Larrell

  • Ming the Merciless

    Larrell has been a naughty boy for a long time.


    “1100 block Elden Street – Larell Lansdowne, 18, of Herndon was charged
    with grand larceny after removing money from a male victim. He was taken
    to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center and held pending $5,000

  • LaffyTaffy

    I was reading this thinking the perps were probably teenagers, nope, they’re in their 30’s! Oh, to be young again, I mean, to be full grown adults that don’t contribute to society in the least and are as smart as the rock I’m staring at outside my window.

  • Not_Surprised

    For the second time in as many days I am shocked to read the description of the suspects, and learn about the location they live in. This has got to be a mistake! Also, I clicked the link below that points to Larrels Sex Offender Registry. Whats odd is it lists him as UNEMPLOYED. How in the world does he afford an apartment in Reston if he doesn’t have a job? I pay a huge mortgage and HOA fees, but can afford it because I work for a living.

    • meh

      Two words: Section 8

      • Head_in_sand

        I refuse to believe, despite the overwhelming evidence right in front of me, that Section 8 housing helps contribute to local crime.

        • Evey Hammond

          After this, it’s probable that he will lose his section 8 certificate.

        • Cathie Gorman Freeman

          I could be wrong but men generally don’t get Sec. 8 housing. People misunderstand all sort of benefits. While I’m not an expert, I’m pretty sure Sec. 8 housing is available only to elderly, handicapped, and mothers with minor children. So, with these guys, find the relative/girlfriend and threatened to evict them from their homes. There are exceptions to these of course, but remember, single men do not get welfare benefits regardless of what you read on the internet.

    • Cathie Gorman Freeman

      Maybe he lives with his Mother.

  • qwerty

    Wait, no one is blaming Metro for this? I’m shocked.

  • JohnQPublic

    Thrilled to hear this scum was walking the streets…hopefully he remains locked up for some time…what a POS

  • Evey Hammond

    There is crime everywhere. Criminals come in all shapes, sizes, colors and religious and political leanings. They also come from all classes. In many ways, I’m more afraid of the ones who steal with a pen or a computer.

    • Math Is Hard

      Do those shapes, sizes, colors, religions, and political leanings commit crimes at the same rate? NO. But thanks for the insipid platitudes!

      • GB

        Math might be hard but I guess pulling selective data is easy. How is “extremist” determined in this study? There have been 12,471 gun related deaths in the US this year. I think there’s a strong argument to be made that every one of those is the result of extremist activity.


      • Evey Hammond

        And what does this have to do with ordinary crime? When did shoplifting while drunk become an Extremist Attack?


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