Petty theft reported more than 354 times during Christmas shopping rush
SAN JOSE — Just as Christmas shoppers got into full gear, shoplifters also turned out for the season of giving.
One of these was 33-year-old Susanna Nichole Zabala, who was arrested for misdemeanor theft of personal property on Dec 16, 2015.
During a shopping spree at a Target store located at 533 Coleman Ave in San Jose, Zabala attempted to pocket around $13.50 worth of food items, including one bag of Doritos, a single bottle of Dr. Pepper, a key lime pie, a package of sour cream, and a can of Reddi-wip.
The court handed down her sentence after a brief hearing on December 21st: eight days in jail.
According to court records, Zabala admitted to shoplifting items from this particular Target store before, but hadn’t done so “in months.”
Zabala also had an outstanding warrant for drug-related offenses and was booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail on a $10,000 bail warrant.
This was not the only shoplifting case reported in San Jose during the holiday rush before Christmas. According to CrimeReports.com, more than 88 incidents of theft were reported from Dec 17, 2015 – Dec 25, 2015 within the San Jose area.
San Jose and surrounding cities experienced more than 354 reported cases of theft during the two-week period.