Trina Chavez-Hutchins's Allegedly Schmucky Plan to Get Her Grandkids to Help Shoplift
We tend to think of grandmothers as passing along wisdom to their grandkids -- and 43-year-old Trina Chavez-Hutchins appears to have been doing just that a few days back.
Trina Chavez-Hutchins. More photos and a video below.
In this particular case, however, the knowledge she was sharing allegedly involved helping her shoplift. Get the not-quite-heartwarming details below.
According to the Colorado Springs Police Department, the location for this particular family outing was a Sportsmans Warehouse at 555 North Chelton Road, in the Citadel Mall.
Their goal, investigators believe, was to pick up some nifty items and split without paying for them.
The CSPD maintains that Chavez-Hutchins and her granddaughter can be seen on surveillance video "selecting items and placing them into a basket." A short time later, a witness told security about seeing Chavez-Hutchins hurrying out the door and yelling to her grandkids to "run, hurry, get in the car."
They followed instructions and made their getaway -- but the witness saw the vehicle's license plate number. With the assistance of those digits, police traced the ride to Chavez-Hutchins's residence, on the 4800 block of Live Oak Drive. There, they found "approximately half of the $360 in items that were stolen," the CSPD reveals.
Another look at the Sportsmans Warehouse, from CBS4 coverage.
Shortly thereafter, Chavez-Hutchins, who's said to boast a lengthy criminal record, was busted on suspicion of theft and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Clearly, the police have no respect for alternative education -- or at least the kind Chavez-Hutchins seems to have practiced.
Look below to see a Chavez-Hutchins's double mug shot, followed by a CBS4 report.