Woman Strips at Walmart After Accused of Shoplifting, Police Say

Waukesha woman, 40, charged with two misdemeanors after bizarre encounter with store staff.

A 40-year-old Waukesha woman began to strip at Walmart in front of customers when she was accused of shoplifting Friday evening, according to a criminal complaint.

Susanna C. Bingen was charged Monday with obstructing an officer and disorderly conduct – with a repeat offender penalty enhancer due to past convictions. If convicted of the misdemeanor charges, she faces up to four years in jail and $11,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint:

Waukesha police were called to the store at 6:07 p.m. Friday for a report that Bingen was yelling, screaming, trying to strike a security officer and taking off her clothes. When police arrived, they noted she was staggering and losing her balance.

Store employees told police Bingen caused a disturbance near the fitting room when she took a flavored water and started drinking it. When she was confronted, she said she would pay for it at the register. She walked to the cash register and didn’t pay for the drink, the employee said. Instead, Bingen went into the restroom for 45 minutes and then exited without her purse.

When store employees again confronted Bingen, they told police, she said “I’ll show you” and began taking her shirt and pants off in front of customers and other employees.

A Waukesha police officer on scene asked for Bingen’s identification, so she sat down on the floor to dig through her bag and purse while yelling at the store employees. The officer told her to stop yelling.

The woman couldn’t find her identification, so the police officer looked in the bag. The officer reported finding two half-empty bottles of wine and two full bottles of wine in the bag. At that point, Bingen began to reach for the bag to pull it away from the officer, so the police officer told her to relax and calm down.

The police officer reported Bingen tried to grab his name tag off his uniform, so he told her she was under arrest. She tried to walk away from him to avoid being handcuffed, but two police officers were able to take her into custody.

jodi January 24, 2013 at 03:28 PM
Wow!! Sounds like she needs a mental health evaluation. That is sad.
Nicole Ibealright Damico January 24, 2013 at 03:35 PM
michelle January 24, 2013 at 04:03 PM
I agree with you Jodi.
Jason J January 24, 2013 at 04:29 PM
Why is it always Wal-mart? And is this going to be on the next edition of Walmartians.com?
Jerry Bean January 24, 2013 at 05:56 PM
Hot!!!!! I may not say this enough, but Walkersha is really in a golden era. An intoxicated stripper at Wal-Mart, hordes of junkies roving the streets and breaking into homes, at least one armed robbery per week, houses for sale getting the copper ripped out of them at breakneck speeds and our crown jewel in the downtown is a foreclosed hotel. Good job guys, we seem to be on the right track!
Carolyn Tyler January 24, 2013 at 06:16 PM
Sound to me like she was definitely intoxicated.
Ted January 24, 2013 at 08:46 PM
Sounds like something that could only happen at MAl-Wart.
michelle January 24, 2013 at 11:52 PM
Looks like she is on some kind of drug.
Nicole January 25, 2013 at 12:29 AM
Erin martinson January 25, 2013 at 12:55 AM
Only at wal-mart haha thats why i only venture there once a month... she is a loser.
Mr Lundt January 25, 2013 at 12:34 PM
I trust she has kids
Tansandy January 25, 2013 at 12:37 PM
And she probably voted!!!
Michelle January 25, 2013 at 12:54 PM
Very sad... I hope she can get some help
KKM January 25, 2013 at 03:53 PM
I've been in Boston Store when a well dressed woman did a similar melt down only her drink of choice was a 5th of Vodka. The unstable are everywhere.
Mike Itzenhuiser January 25, 2013 at 11:21 PM
I'm glad I wasn't there. I would have had to poke my own eyes out. What an ugly sight that had to be.
Jon Heil January 25, 2013 at 11:39 PM
Aww what a sexpot :D
Randy January 26, 2013 at 12:49 AM
That is someone's mom daughter sister and friend you are talking about, no one asks to be like that. She obviously has some health issues. Please judge yourself befor being so quick to judge others!
michelle altoro January 26, 2013 at 06:54 PM
shame on all of you with negative comments!!!! please do not judge....you do not know her situation or her past.....
gg January 27, 2013 at 12:28 AM
Well, she was intoxicated, two half bottle of wine in her bag. I'll bet she feels like a fool now.
Lib Hater January 28, 2013 at 01:01 PM
According to our President she is entitled to everything a hard working, SOBER, American is. Hummm.... I bet she drove there too. She shouldnt have even been allowed in the store with so much prior activity.
Mr Lundt January 28, 2013 at 01:17 PM
She was drunk and stripping at Walmart and we are not supposed to judge? It appears we need far more judgement today
The Donny Show January 28, 2013 at 02:33 PM
What a hottie.
William B Murphy January 28, 2013 at 05:23 PM
She probably took off her clothes to show she had no assult weapons.
Kat January 28, 2013 at 05:54 PM
Gosh, I sure hope we get a Wal-Mart in Caledonia....NOT!!!!!!!!!!!
Terri January 28, 2013 at 06:27 PM
Quit kidding yourselves. She isn't going to get any treatment. If Social Services hasn't stepped in for any kind of treatment by now, they won't. ......why has she so many other misdemeanors and convictions on her record and no help at those times. Even if she had treatment and they put her on meds, do you think she will stay on them? Stay away from alcohol? Drugs? Nope. Complete waste of space. Only useful for entertainment value.
Elizabeth January 29, 2013 at 02:14 AM
Why does everyone always have to jump to "health problems" This is why there are so many quacks on the road... we blame it on "mental health" and let them get away with this!! Unreal..
Laurie Mullen March 22, 2013 at 03:25 PM
I have known her for over 20 years. She has lost everything due to personal problems She needs the right kind of treatment. The person I knew was very loving and kind. She loved her family more than anything. However, she lost control of her life. The one thing I take away from this ( as should everyone reading this ) is that if it can happen to her, it can happen to anyone. So don't judge. Hope that she gets the right treatment this time so she can someday reunite with her children and be a great mother and that wonderful caring person so many people love and miss.
Jen Paris April 10, 2013 at 06:58 PM
Laurie - I have too have known her for a very long time and it saddens me to see what has happened to her - she needs to take ownership of her problem and I just don't see that happening.


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