Alleged Target underwear shoplifter sheds clothes, flees Rock Hill store in bra

Lise McNeil
Lise McNeil

Police arrested a Rock Hill woman who stripped off clothes down to her bra to avoid capture after allegedly stealing underwear from a Target store Wednesday night.

Several employees at the Target store told officers they saw Lise Marie McNeil, 53, put several packages of underwear into her purse, according to a Rock Hill Police Department report. One of the employees tried to stop McNeil, but the employee was cut on the arm as she took off her black leather jacket, purple shirt and hat in an attempt to avoid capture, the report states.

McNeil then fled the store wearing nothing but bra and blue jeans and escaped in a red Kia car, officers said.

Yet McNeil dropped her cellphone and purse during the clothes-dropping flight, police said, so they were able to determine her identity. Soon afterward another officer saw the car and pulled McNeil over.

She was charged with shoplifting and assault and battery.

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