47-year-old Randy Chrisley, the younger brother of Chrisley Knows Best patriarch Todd Chrisley, was apparently trying to reinvent trick or treating this weekend as he was arrested for shoplifting in South Carolina Sunday after stuffing multiple bags of candy worth a total of $22 in his pants at a Dollar General store.
An employee at the Main Street Dollar General in Westminster called police just after 5:30PM on October 30 and informed them that they had a shoplifter in the store. When police arrived, Randy Chrisley was in line at the checkout. When the police officer went to the manager’s office to find out who the suspect was, Randy left the checkout line and began “walking briskly towards the back of the store pushing a buggy,” according to the police report obtained by Radar Online.
The officer on the scene followed Randy and described him as “a thin white male, middle aged, and that his blue wind pants were bulging with items. His legs appeared so large as to be disproportionate with the size of his body.”
The officer then writes: “I also could hear a crunching sound like plastic being rustled coming from his pants. At this time, I observed the suspect remove a medium sized bag of candy from inside his pants and place it into the buggy.”
At this point, the officer informed Randy Chrisley that he was under arrest. After placing Randy in handcuffs and escorting him to the front of the store, the officer asked Randy “what was going on” and Randy explained that “he put candy in his pants because he did not have room to carry it. He said that he had more bags of candy in his pants as well.”
Another police officer arrived on the scene to assist, and they were informed by Randy that “the other candy was in a pair of ‘jogging pants’, which were under his wind pants.” The officer says that Randy’s “jogging pants were taped to his legs, preventing the candy from coming out.”
Randy later admitted that he “put the candy in his pants with the Intent of walking out of the store without paying for them.” Randy informed the officers that his 11-year-old son was home alone, and he was allowed to make a phone call to arrange for someone to pick him up. After that, Randy’s Cadillac was towed and he was taken to the Westminster Police Department where he signed a confession. He also revealed that “he had the money to pay for the items he stole, and that he was sorry for taking the items,” adding that “he did not know why he took the items.”
And just in case you were curious about the fate of the candy that lived in Randy’s pants for that brief period of time, the Dollar General shift manager told police that “the candy would not be able to be resold.”
Randy’s Halloween weekend arrest comes almost exactly two years after it was revealed he was battling stage four cancer and less than a year after his estranged wife Pamela Chrisley was arrested for allegedly attempting to blackmail Todd Chrisley and his family by threatening to sell a story to The National Enquirer.
Here is the complete narrative of Randy Chrisley’s arrest from the police report:
On 10/30/2016 at 1733 hours, Westminster Police Officers were notified by dispatch that a shoplifting incident was in progress at the Dollar General at 803 East Main Street, located within the City Limits of Westminster. Dispatch advised that the suspect was a white male wearing a burgundy shirt. I, Sergeant I. Moore arrived on scene and entered the front of the store. I observed a white male standing in the checkout line with approximately three individuals ahead of him in line. I walked over to the managers office, which is located in the front of the store, to get confirmation of who the suspect was. Upon speaking with the shift manager, I learned that the individual in line with the burgundy shirt was the suspect and she then told me that he had just gotten out of line after I came into the office and that he was walking to the back of the store.
I immediately exited the manager’s office and I saw the white male with the burgundy shirt walking briskly towards the back of the store pushing a buggy. I followed him and I then noticed that he was a thin white male, middle aged, and that his blue wind pants were bulging with items. His legs appeared so large as to be disproportionate with the size of his body. I also could hear a crunching sound like plastic being rustled coming from his pants. At this time, I observed the suspect remove a medium sized bag of candy from inside his pants and place it into the buggy. I then introduced myself, advised him that he was being arrested because he had concealed items about his person, with the intent to permanently deprive the owner of the full retail value. I placed him in two equally spaced, double locked handcuffs behind his back. At this time, I asked the suspect for his name and he stated “Randy Chrisley”.
I escorted the suspect to the front of the store and I explained his Miranda Rights to him. I then asked him what was going on and he stated that he put candy in his pants because he did not have room to carry it. He said that he had more bags of candy in his pants as well. I, along with Sergeant T. McCall, who had arrived to assist, did escort Mr. Chrisley into the manager’s office and Chrisley advised me that the other candy was in a pair of “jogging pants”, which were under his wind pants. Mr. Chrisley’s jogging pants were taped to his legs, preventing the candy from coming out. I removed the tape and then removed the bags of candy. After speaking with Mr. Chrisley further, he admitted to me that he put the candy in his pants with the Intent of walking out of the store without paying for them.
Mr. Chrisley advised me that he had a Cadillac outside in the parking lot and asked about what was going to happen to it. I advised him that it would have to be towed and if he had a tow company preference. Mr. Chrisley requested that Sanford Towing take possession of his vehicle. PFC J. Kennemore arrived to assist and began a vehicle inventory of Mr. Chrisley’s vehicle pursuant to Westminster Police Department Policy. Sanford Towing arrived shortly thereafter and took possession of the vehicle. During this time, Mr. Chrisley advised me that his eleven year old son was at his residence and he asked if he could make a phone call to make arrangements for his son to be picked up. I told him that he could and Mr Chrisley did make arrangements for his son to be picked up from his residence. A written statement was obtained from the Dollar General shift manager and she advised me that the candy would not be able to be resold. I advised her that I would ask the court for restitution at Mr. Chrisley’s court date. Mr Chrisley was then issued Uniform Traffic Ticket 5102P0590173 for Shoplifting First Offense. He was then transported to the Westminster Police Department by Sergeant McCall.
After I left the Dollar General, I met with Mr. Chrisley at the Westminster Police Department. I explained that I would like a written statement from him regarding this incident. I escorted him into an interview room and removed his handcuffs. I told him that I would once again be advising him of his Miranda Rights and a Miranda Rights form was completed. Mr. Chrisley agreed to speak with me and did sign the form waiving his Miranda Rights. He then told me that he had the money to pay for the items he stole, and that he was sorry for taking the items. He also said that he did not know why he took the items. Mr. Chrisley did complete a written statement admitting that he took the items and that he was sorry for what he did. Mr. Chrisley did sign the statement and receive a copy. He was then transported to the Oconee County Detention Center for processing.