VIDEO: Shrieking Theft Suspects Fight Cops Then Cry Brutality

Jessica Barnes claimed that Williamsport police officers abused them when her crew was caught shoplifting at Kohls.

Williamsport, PA – Cell phone video captured the moment that a trio of accused shoplifters brawled with Williamsport police near a grocery store parking lot (video below).

Jessica Barnes, one of the three suspects involved in the incident, posted footage of the altercation to Facebook on May 20, along with her account of what occurred.

“People deserve to know what our local law enforcement did and is capable of,” Barnes wrote in her lengthy post. “Fight or flight is a scary response before anyone says anything about how you do or don't act in these situations.”

The incident began at approximately 7:15 p.m. on Nov. 1, 2018, when Williamsport Police Officer Andrew Stevens and Officer Gino Caschera were dispatched to a “retail theft in progress” at a local Kohl’s store, according to the criminal complaint.

The caller told police that three females had taken items from the store, and that they refused to stop when confronted by a loss prevention officer.

They were walking towards the nearby Wegman’s grocery store when they were intercepted by Officer Caschera.

“The female Officer Caschera was attempting to detain was the main described female who actively removed items from the store,” the affidavit read.

Barnes identified that woman as “Mack” in her Facebook post.

“Instead of taking her bag and searching her tho, he immediately threw her against the outside wall of Kohl's to wrangle her into cuffs which we all thought was strange,” Barnes wrote.

“Immediately looks of confusion spread over all three of our faces and cyra and I begin asking questions about what he's doing, if she's under arrest, and why he hasn't read her rights,” Barnes added.

Cell phone footage of the scene showed the officers as they told “Mack” to drop her bag.

“F--king stupid,” one of her cohorts commented.

“She didn’t do s--t,” the other added.

While Officer Caschera tried to place the suspect into his patrol vehicle, she suddenly “kicked him in his neck,” according to the affidavit.

At that point, Barnes began running up behind Officer Caschera, police said.

“Hey! You just threw her in the f--king car?” one of the women yelled. “Help my friend! She’s a girl and she’s being manhandled!”

Officer Stevens told Barnes and her friend, Cyra Sterner, to back away from the patrol car, video footage showed.

“You dumb motherf--ker! You handcuffed her for no f--king reason!” Sterner yelled, just as a man with a young child walked by about five feet away.

“Sterner continued to yell ‘f--king pigs,’ ‘dumb motherf--ker,’ and other curse words,” Officer Stevens wrote.

He then told her she was being placed under arrest, at which point Sterner “locked her right arm up and pulled away,” causing him to try to pin her against the wall of the Kohl’s store, according to the affidavit.

Sterner repeatedly ignored orders to put her hands behind her back, then “kicked her knee up in an attempt to knee me away from her,” Officer Stevens wrote.

The officer kicked Sterner’s feet out from under her and took her to the ground.

Sterner screamed and wailed while hurling profanities at police during the scuffle that ensued, video footage showed.

The officers repeatedly told her to stop resisting, but Sterner “again stated ‘no’ and was actively trying to pull her hands away… so she could not be handcuffed” and then tried to “punch” officer Stevens, according to the affidavit.

“Sterner’s behavior was so obnoxious, she caused approximately [20] people to stop [and] watch” the melee, Officer Stevens noted.

Police confirmed that Sterner and her friends were “actively stealing cosmetic items” from the Kohl’s store and were able to recover the stolen merchandise, according to the report.

Barnes noted in her post that she and Sterner “should not have been yelling like that,” but said that they “were all so confused.”

She further claimed that “Mack” was “dragged” to the patrol vehicle by her handcuffs before the officer hit her head off the roof of the car and “kicked her the rest of the way into the car.”

“WE PANICKED AND GOT LOUD,” Barnes said. “We all have PTSD and abuse history.”

Sterner reportedly had brain surgery in the past, and Barnes claimed the altercation with police could have cost her her life.

“They literally could have killed her with the amount of unnecessary force they used that day,” Barnes claimed.

In her post, Barnes made no mention of the stolen items recovered by police and alleged that she was “kicked in the ankle and taken” after she “reminded” the officers that she was recording the scene.

She alleged that the officers deleted the video from her phone, but that she was able to recover it.

“Their affidavits were full of lies [because] they thought I didn't have the video anymore,” she claimed. “It was a mess. This is your local law enforcement.”

You can watch cell phone footage of the officers’ altercation with the three belligerent suspects in the video below:

Comments (24)
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Vigilent
Vigilent

Thieving TRASH.

JBo
JBo

“We all have PTSD and abuse history.”

Oh please...spare me the histrionics.

Grog
Grog

Stupid white trash!

1141smp
1141smp

They got what the drama queens asked for. You stole from a store and got caught and then obstructed and resisted arrest, Hope you get a record.

TrueAmerican
TrueAmerican

I am sure they're parent's are so proud of they're en-titled, spoiled, foul mouthed daughters! The way that girl was sayirng M-f'er, 😂

Cduncanf
Cduncanf

Another ghetto lottery in the making

LEO0301
LEO0301

All of a sudden these criminals want to become the victims and of course the police are to blame. Does it ever end...?

cspcapt
cspcapt

what happened to equal treatment for men and women, and that is exactly what they received.

Wish505
Wish505

Another chapter from the lives of the trailer trash queens.

TexasStrong
TexasStrong

"She's a girl". Doesn't cut it any more. Women want the same rights as men. So you tough little bitches should say "thank you" to the women's movement. You now have the same rights when you do something illegal.

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

Nothing but lying thieving white trash!!! A bunch of little ignorant liberal bitches high on the propaganda koolaid!! "We all have PTSD and have suffered abuses"! Oh please, spare me with the excuses you whiny entitled biatch!! I suffered severe abuse as a child at the hands of my parents but I'm not out here committing crimes or disrespecting the police.

Stanracer
Stanracer

More entitled, millenial asphalt lawyers that think they know everything. Their parent would be so proud. Unless , of course, they learned this behavior from them.🤔

dcoskrey
dcoskrey

Amazing to have the nerve to post a video that shows you are guilty of being a thief … but it's all about how you were "mistreated" while fighting and cursing the poor officers … who would rather be ANYWHERE else but there, fighting REAL crime.

Mig Alley
Mig Alley

Many places of business in my area don't even call the police for this kind of thing anymore. Sad state of affairs. Thanks 0bama.

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

They didn't do anything.....they didn't steal from the store.... the stuff they stole wasn't recovered by the cops... they didn't resist arrest... I'm surprised their lawyer isn't demanding the cops be fired and suing the department for millions, as well as recruiting al sharpton to be their spokesman and protest organizer outside of PD HQ... oh wait their white, nevermind....

Wolfman2253
Wolfman2253

The dance of the Meth Monkey

ProGODProUSA
ProGODProUSA

If I'd been there, I would have needed some earplugs.

magnumforc
magnumforc

Another "We dint do nuffin" story..LOL.

NickyJ
NickyJ

Total trash

RoxC
RoxC

From the 7 yard line the Officers should have deployed mace or rubber bullets or a taser. No need to actually fight these criminals. A couple of baton strikes would get the "ladies" to cooperate.

nenasmiller
nenasmiller

Maybe they should just not steal...isn’t that a novel idea!

Icemanmurph
Icemanmurph

The brain surgery didn’t take

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

I guess the “white” race card didn’t work this time. Poor excuse for white trash. It’s never their (criminals) fault, always pointing fingers, and always street lawyers. You got caught so you get arrested you fucking entitled little bitch. And as for your friends who think they’re lawyers also, if you’re going to film, fine, but you know damn well what your friend did so shit the fuck up you little bitches.

Justme1950
Justme1950

MORe entrants in the GHETTO Lottery :)