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June 13, 2011 - 7:31pm

Corona allegedly tried to steal from Target with law enforcement in store

posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, crime, Suzanne Corona.

Shortly after 4:30 p.m., Suzanne Corona, who has been involved in previous criminal cases that made news, walked into the Target store on Veterans Memorial Drive.

Dressed in a gray jacket and blue jeans, she carried a bag over to customer service and pulled out two clothing items for exchange. After showing a receipt for the purchase, she received a handful of cash and put it in her purse.

Corona then walked past a local reporter, a Sheriff's Deputy and his K-9 and the store's asset protection manager, seemingly avoiding eye contact as she proceeded to the jewelry counter.

The asset protection manager, alerted her security staff. She said, "We have her on camera."

The reporter left the store, thinking, "what could possibly happen with a deputy, a K-9, and an asset protection manager right here?"

About five minutes later, Corona reportedly left the store and began to run into the parking lot, calling out, according to witness Brandon Maldonado, "Bruce, Bruce, I'm over here."

Two other people reported seeing Corona duck in between cars and Deputy Brian Thompson with K-9 "Pharoah" exited the store in pursuit of Corona. Thompson later said he glanced over at Maldonado, whose direction of gaze told him where Corona appeared to be hiding.

Thompson said that when he apprehended Corona, he found the allegedly stolen merchandise, perfume, on her.

Corona was returned to the store where she was arrested on a petit larceny charge.

A short time later, Thompson was called back outside to check on a car with Florida license plates. Inside the car, additional merchandise was found that might have come from other local stores and Thompson said there will be an investigation into whether those items were also stolen.

The car reportedly belongs to Corona's brother.

The man who was with the car was released. It's not believed that he was involved in, or had any knowledge of, any alleged thefts.

Corona was then transported to Genesee County Jail for processing.

In June 2009, Corona was arrested in Farrall Park and accused of public lewdness and adultery. The adultery charge made the case somewhat of an international sensation for a short time. Later, Corona was accused of trashing the buffet at South Beach and of shoplifting from a local floral shop.

The adultery charge was dropped as part of a plea arrangement and in November 2010 she was placed on one-year probation. In March, in relation to the shoplifting case, she was referred to the Mental Health Court. 

(initial report)

For previous coverage of Corona, click here.

UPDATE 10:07 p.m.: The Sheriff's Office has issued its press release on Suzanne Marie Corona's arrest. Corona allegedly tried to exit the store and when she did, the anti-theft alarm sounded. She then allegedly attempted to flee. She allegedly attempted to steal two pair of sunglasses, a hair band and a necklace, not perfume as we originally reported.

Photo of Corona outside target this afternoon submitted by a reader. Copyright 2011 by the reader. All rights reserved.

George Richardson
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Help this woman. What if she were your sister? She'll hate you, but do it out of love.
Bob Harker
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I believe she was intending to sell the stolen merchandise, with the proceeds going to pay for the stolen plants, which stemmed from internal guilt over the mess she made at South Beach, which only occurred because she was upset over her conviction regarding her tryst in the park in view of children, which only happened because her parents didn't give her enough attention. Or drugs.
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Or she may have stolen the perfume for her husband
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So, I looked up all those perfumes trying to find a funny name for nothin'? That's information I'll never use again. Thanks.
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What an embarrassment to both her family and the cerveza. Enough is enough with this clown, either up her meds and give her a fashionable ankle bracelet or give her 6 months in a padded room with no shoelaces. It has been nothing but petty B.S. to this point but these shenanigans won't be amusing when she ends up hurting somebody. Batavia already has enough Jerry Springer rejects.
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Dave, look at it as practice in researching the most innane and useless info in a quick and timely manner on the internet. Its a skill set that might be useful in more important endevours :)
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She talked to me once when i was in the city court room waiting to talk to somebody i was pregnant at that time, and boy has any of you talked to her before? She was asking me the weirdest questions and god has anyone noticed her lipstick? trying to put another set of lips around hers by lipstick stands out so nasty and is so gaudy! i mean not to knock down any make-up skills here but everything about her is just WEIRD!
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HaHaHa... Bob Harker, I seriuosly just sprayed coffee all over my laptop. Nice work. Crap, maybe she could steal me a new laptop.
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We are in for another Summer of legal entertainment at the espense of the tax paying citizens of Batavia. She thinks she is the ring master of a three ring circus.
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Can we lock this nutcase up already?
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She must be a real nut. I think she needs some serious help.
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Farrall park, with a's. No e's.
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I hope that someone who cares and or loves this person steps in and takes appropriate action. (I have a few hundred jokes and witty remarks but I have to keep them to myself).
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Good comment, Gabor.
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Thanks, Alyssia, I went in and corrected all stories with the park's name misspelled.
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I like the idea of doing community service. Let her sweep in front of the stores or do some serious weeding Fill the back packs that the Salvation Army so graciously gives out to the less fortunate children. BUT, she needs to wear a shirt. How about "Did it Again. Got Caught Again" Bet Ken Mistler would know where to get them....
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Under the circumstances- maybe the park should be renamed 'Feral Park.'
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or how about she just goes to jail? whats with all of the alternative punishment ideas? i know if i got caught breaking the same law over and over again i would have been pinched on the 2nd strike. what makes this nutjob any different from us? what, is she a professional athlete or something? do we have to spread in a public place so that law enforement takes it easy on us?

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