Police: Man charged with indecent exposure after trying to steal outfit from a Richmond Meijer

kward1@herald-leader.comMarch 17, 2014 

Kevin Coldiron faces charges of robbery and indecent exposure.

A man who tried to steal a complete outfit at the Richmond Meijer store was later charged with indecent exposure after stripping off all the clothes when employees confronted him for stealing them, police said.

The intoxicated thief then streaked to a nearby home let himself inside before being thrown out by its residents, according to a news release from the Richmond police.

The incident began Saturday afternoon, when a Meijer employee saw a shoe less Kevin J. Coldiron, 39, of Tyner, put on a pair of new boots and hide the box they were in.

"He then went to the clothing section and donned a black hoodie after removing the price tag," according to a news release.

Coldiron was confronted by a store employee when he tried to leave without paying.

At that point, police say he took off the hoodie and boots, as well as a pair of stolen blue jeans, socks and hat, all valued at $173.99.

Police say Coldiron, wearing only his boxers, "charged at one of the employees, grabbed him by the shirt and pushed him into the entrance door until the door popped open."

He took off on foot, and police were called at 4:28 p.m.

Moments later, police found Coldiron in the front yard of a home in the 1100 block of Goggins Lane with his boxers "ripped and his genitals exposed."

Coldiron had gone into the home, where its occupants confronted him in the kitchen and "promptly escorted him and his exposed genitals from their residence," according to the release.

Police put Coldiron in a police cruiser, and he started banging his head against its protective screen. He is accused of kicking an officer who tried to stop him. The officer was kicked twice in the chest, police said.

Coldiron was taken to the Madison County Detention Center and charged with second-degree robbery, first-degree criminal trespassing, first- and second-degree indecent exposure, public intoxication-controlled substance, second-degree disorderly conduct and third-degree assault of a police officer.

Karla Ward: (859) 231-3314. Twitter: @HLpublicsafety

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