Former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kim Richards has been arrested for shoplifting.
The 50-year-old hot mess was stopped by a security guard at Target after attempting to steal items valued at around $600. WTH?
Kim was booked at the Valley Jail in Van Nuys, California on Sunday.
The theft occurred around 4 p.m. on Sunday, according to Officer Mike Lopez with LAPD’s Media Relations section.
Los Angeles County inmate records indicated that Richards had been placed under a “citizen’s arrest.”
Lopez explained that she had been arrested by security after allegedly stealing some 77 items at the store. She has been released from jail on $5,000 bail, inmate records showed.
The arrest marked the second time this year that Richards has been arrested.
In April, she was arrested after being drunk and obnoxious at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
She was also accused of kicking a Beverly Hills police officer after being taken to the station for booking.
Just two weeks ago, the troubled reality star claimed she was ‘doing well’ after leaving rehab, adding: ‘I’m loving my sobriety.’
Richards left the Malibu rehab facility where she was being treated, taking off in the middle of the night.
Kim had starred on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills on Bravo since 2010, but will not longer be a cast member.
The reality star’s ex-husband Monty Brinson is shocked at the news of her latest arrest.
Brinson said, “I couldn’t imagine Kim stealing or shoplifting anything. She is a giver. I am in complete shock. Guaranteed this must be some kind of mistake, and the facts will come out soon. She was arrested for shoplifting toys in a cart, but this was a clear misunderstanding. This was not alcohol or drug related.”
Maybe she has a mental illness in addition to her drug/alcohol issues?
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