Cross-Dressing Shoplifter Arrested After Police Chase

Posted at 5:36 AM, Sep 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-09 07:46:32-04

A cross-dressing shoplifter with a lifetime ban at area malls has been arrested for theft again.

Officials with Metro Nashville Police said Chimayne Talley typically dresses as a female when attempting to steal clothes from Nashville stores.

Most recently, he's alleged to have stolen more than $5,000 worth of merchandise from Victoria's Secret and Dillard's in late August.

Detectives said Talley even posted a photo of the stolen merchandise to his Facebook page to advertise a yard sale for the items.

The 22-year-old suspect has been banned from both the Opry Mills Mall and Green Hills Mall because of his lengthy history of theft. The lifetime ban at Opry Mills took effect in 2013.

Opry Mills security noticed Talley on mall property Thursday and called Metro Police.
Officers said he rammed one of their cruisers during their attempt to pull him over. Talley was captured a short time later after a foot chase.

Officers searched his car and found marijuana and multiple bags of new clothing with the tags and hangers still attached.

He has several pending court cases in Davidson County from arrests this summer.

In June, he was charged with theft after allegedly stealing $5,750 worth of clothes. He was also charged with vandalism in that incident after police say he admitted to urinating on and ruining $200 worth of toys.

In May, he was charged with aggravated assault and theft after police say he stole $5,000 worth of merchandise from J. Crew at Opry Mills and pepper-sprayed an employee who got in his way.

Talley was held on a $171,500 bond for the 27 new charges from Thursday.