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400 Pound Woman Makes Getaway on Hoverround, Gets Stuck in Door & Tasered


A 400 pound Pontiac, Michigan woman‘s alleged theft attempt went awry this when her motorized scooter got stuck in the door of a chain store in Rochester Hills.

30-year old Jerrie Perkins was reportedly attempting to leave the Rochester Hills Meijer with more than $600 worth of stolen electronics when her scooter became wedged in the door and she was unable to make her getaway.  She has been charged with unarmed robbery, resisting an officer, obstruction, and second degree retail fraud.

Investigators say the door alarm was activated when Perkins passed through it around 9:20 p.m. Tuesday.  Meijer employees approached her asking for a receipt for the stolen itemsPerkins, who is 5 feet, 2 inches tall and weighs in at 400 pounds, shoved a security officer and struck her in the face.

After an Oakland County Sheriff‘s deputy arrived, Perkins reportedly began cursing and took a fighting stance. The deputy tasered Perkins, who was then placed under arrest and transported to jail.

Perkins‘ bond has been set at $15,000.

Arlene Culpepper, Asst. Editor-in-Chief
Arlene Culpepper, Asst. Editor-in-Chief
Vice-President & Asst. Editor-in-Chief of The Heat Magazine, Arlene is a Louisiana native, Certified Paralegal, Publicist, Owner of MIKODreamz PR, co-owner of 504Diffusion, writer, producer, and jack of all trades, who is heavily involved in her community as well as serving as Media Advisor for New Orleans Union for Entertainment (NOUE), Member of the NOLA Music Awards from 2012-present & Member of the Press Club of New Orleans. Her work is published across the web. Her PR work has been highly recognized & awarded. She was/is publicist for the late great BTY YoungN, 0017th and more. She is also working on her first novel & aspires to turn it into a film & is currently writing the authorized biography of the legendary Pimp C of UGK. She can be reached via email at Follow her on Twitter - @CategorySeven & Instagram - @hurricanearlene.


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