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Crab-leg heist lands two in Vance jail

Posted July 20, 2011

— Police on Tuesday charged a Henderson couple with stealing a seafood feast worth of crab legs from a local Walmart.

Nakia Pernell, 48, and Felicia Marie Bunton, 31, both of 48 Allison Cooper Road, were each charged with two counts of felony removal of anti-theft devices. Their bonds were set at $20,000.

Henderson police said the couple stole a laptop computer and power adapter from the Walmart at 200 N. Cooper Drive on July 13. They then returned to the store on Tuesday and were caught stealing $264 in food, including 10 bundles of king crab legs, police said.


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  • fed up in vance Jul 21, 2011

    Yes RebelYell55 part of the punishment is being baned from entering the store but I know for a fact that those charged still manage to enter the store and shoplift over and over. There are several individuals in Vance Co. with over 30 or more arrest for shoplifting and there arent that many retail/chain stores in Vance Co. so they contiue to enter and continue to steal. Maybe America needs to do like countries in then Middle East. If you get caught you get your hand cut off and the heck with giving them government support for not being able to work.

  • Rebelyell55 Jul 21, 2011

    I think as part of the punishment, most shoplifter are ban from entering stores. I also think they do keep a posting of the person face in the office area. I know that the Piggly Wiggly does. When the door is open, which it is most of the time, you can see their pictures even those who were caught on camera, but not charged. I don't think most shoplifter know this or don't care.

  • fed up in vance Jul 20, 2011

    Sad thing is I have sat in the Vance Co. Court room on several occassions because my profession requires me to and you would be surprised at the number of cases that come thru the court system in Vance Co. relating to shoplifting from Wal-Mart. Anything from thumbtacks to steaks to clothing. It seems to be an epidemic in Vance Co. So Vance Co. is now #1 in unemployment, #1 in High School dropout, #1 in teen pregnancy, #1 in A.I.D.S., and now it seems to be #1 in shoplifting from Wally-world. Maybe they should invest in a facial recognition program and require the court system to upload mugshots into the system and require customers to have their faces scanned before entering the store. If a person with prior shoplifting charges shows up they get denied access to shop. Maybe that would help or be a solution.

  • camryn72 Jul 20, 2011

    i think Nakia Pernell is a man. He has a son with the same name, and a grand daughter with the same name.. wow

  • CharmedLife Jul 20, 2011

    "If these young ladies tried on bathing suits while shopping at Walmart, I'm certain they left behind more crabs than they stole."...Saberage

    OMG that is wayyy to funny!!! Let me ask a question....do u find it odd that Mr. Krabbs lives in Bikini Bottom?? LOL

  • CharmedLife Jul 20, 2011

    How shellfish of them to steal like that.
    July 20, 2011 3:21 p.m.

    ---Tee Hee!!!

  • Con Amor brings luv and laughter Jul 20, 2011

    They are old enough to know better! Probably on crack! I hope that aint where they hid the goods. More important, I hope that Wal Mart didnt put any of it back on the shelf!

  • The Fox Jul 20, 2011

    I bet they bring crabs to the beach.

  • bettyboop40 Jul 20, 2011

    too funny some people don't have good sense

  • evanmullinix Jul 20, 2011

    How shellfish of them to steal like that.