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Wisconsin Woman Lets Dog Loose In Walmart, Practices Her Karate Moves While Adult Son Strips Naked, Cops Say

Lisa Smith's son Benny Vann later allegedly tried to run officers over with a scooter after stripping naked and taking new clothes off the store’s clothing racks during the chaos.

By Jill Sederstrom

A Wisconsin woman was arrested after letting her dog loose in a Walmart and then going outside to practice her karate moves, all while her adult son striped naked in the store.

Eau Claire Police received a call about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday about a theft in progress and were told Lisa Smith, 46, and her dog “Bo” were causing a ruckus in the store.

When officers arrived they found Smith screaming in the entryway of the store while trying to catch Bo.

The officers would learn that Smith had come into the store and unleashed her dog, who ran up to customers while Smith "erratically started pulling apart store displays and placing them in her cart," according to a statement from the Eau Claire Police.  

“She was asked to leave by staff and left the store to perform karate moves in the parking lot,” police said. “In the meantime, Bo got a box of Jiffy Cornbread Muffin Mix and tried to leave the store.”

Smith allegedly fought with the officers as they tried to arrest her and attempted to kick out the window of the squad car, police said.

Benny Vann and Lisa Smith

While at the scene, they also realized Smith’s adult son, Benny Vann, 25, had gone to the back of the store and removed all his clothing “exposing himself to other customers.”

He got new clothes from the racks, but didn’t pay for the items.

“When officers approached Vann he refused to stop and attempted to run over an Officer with his scooter,” police said. “Officers physically stopped the scooter and arrested Vann.”

Smith is now facing charges of disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and misdemeanor bail jumping. Vann was arrested for lewd and lascivious behavior, disorderly conduct and retail theft.

Bo, who was only given a warning for his "theft," was taken to the Humane Association.

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