The first of eight people to be sentenced for a “flash mob” retail theft in Pleasant Prairie (Wisconsin) will spend two years in prison. Clifford Fields Jr., 28, of Indiana, was one of a group of men from the Chicago area charged for a July 1, 2019, retail theft at the North Face store at Pleasant Prairie Premium Outlets.
The theft gained national attention after a video of the theft showing a group of 10 men walking into the store and then rushing out with armfuls of expensive coats went viral. The men grabbed 89 coats valued at $27,000. The theft took only 31 seconds from the time the men entered the store until they fled.
“It was national news that solved this for us,” said Assistant District Attorney Jessica Krejcarek, saying someone who saw the video contacted Chicago Police to say they recognized some of the men… Kenosha News