A 49-year-old Racine woman is accused of stealing a man’s food stamp and bankcards, then chasing his nephew around a Caledonia parking lot wielding shards of glass.
Pamela A. Vaughn was charged in Racine County Circuit Court Monday with one count of disorderly conduct with use of a dangerous weapon, one count of criminal damage to property and one count of theft. If convicted, she faces up to 21 months in prison and $21,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint:
At 7:02 a.m. Saturday, Caledonia police officers were called to the 4200 block of Myrtle Court for an assault in progress and when they arrived, Vaughn was chasing a man around a car in the parking lot. The man was waving his arms frantically towards officers and pointing to Vaughn.
The officer told Vaughn to stop and she complied and came by him. When asked what was going on, Vaughn stated, “Whatever they say I did, I did.”
A 52-year-old man told officers Vaughn had stayed at his home, then they began to argue and she demanded a ride to Kmart. The man took her there and after they got back, he noticed his bankcard and food stamp card were missing.
Vaughn had left, so he called her on the phone and she sounded intoxicated and denied taking the cards. He said he was going to call the police and then cancel the cards. While doing so, Vaughn showed up at the residence and confronted the man’s nephew who was outside.
She threw the stolen cards back at him, then kicked a bedroom window, then picked up shards of glass and began to chase him. She eventually stopped, went over by the car and began to hit the windshield with the shards of glass, which was right about the time police officers arrived.
She’s currently being held in Racine County Jail on a $500 signature bond while awaiting trial.