Annetta Pabellon Brewton, 46, of Spartanburg, South Carolina was arrested last week after she fondled several people inside a store, flashed her cat-trap and locked herself and two women in an apartment while police searched for her.
A Spartanburg police officer responded Tuesday to a shoplifting at the Save A Lot on South Church Street. A store employee told the officer that a woman took several packages of steak and hid them under her shirt before leaving the store. The employee stated that several customers told him the woman’s name. The officer compiled a photo lineup including Brewton’s photo and she was positively identified by the employee, according to an incident report. Police say Brewton caused a disturbance a couple hours later. Around 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, an officer responded to a disturbance at a store in the same strip mall where a witness complained that Brewton came into his store and began fondling customers and asking them for money, according to an incident report. The man claimed Brewton pulled down her pants, revealing her genitals, and made “vulgar slurs,” according to an incident report. The man said Brewton – who had previously been trespassed from the store – left when he grabbed a phone to call police. Officers searched for Brewton who was later found inside an apartment sitting on a toilet, cursing and asking the police to leave, according to a report. Brewton refused to stand up and pull up her pants, but was eventually handcuffed and led from the apartment, according to the report. [The women] told police that Brewton opened the front door to the apartment, sat on a couch and insisted they play cards, the report states. After she was asked to leave, Brewton locked the door and told them they were not going anywhere and to stay inside because the police were outside, the report states.She remains jailed on kidnapping, shoplifting, burglary, trespassing and indecent exposure charges.