SAUGUS — A 38-year-old woman was arrested early Friday morning after spending the night in Kohl’s Department Store.
Shannon Ferris, of Brighton, was arrested and charged with trespassing, larceny from a building, and larceny over $1,200 shortly after 3 a.m. Friday.
When alarms sounded, responding officers found a woman leaving the store, said Interim Chief Ronald Giorgetti.
The woman told police she had been locked in the dressing room, according to the Saugus Police logs.
During their investigation, police watched surveillance footage and spoke to Kohl’s remote operation center and learned the woman entered the building at about 9:23 p.m. Thursday. They further reported witnessing her take merchandise, according to the log.
“It appears she was in there for approximately five-and-a-half to six hours before the alarm was activated,” said Giorgetti. “I would say it’s unusual.”
Ferris was placed under arrest for trespassing and for stealing merchandise totaling more than $1,500. A list of stolen merchandise was not available, said Giorgetti.