Court documents: 18-year-old arrested for theft from Nike store admitted in Facebook post


SPOKANE, Wash. – Recently filed court documents show the suspect in a robbery at the downtown Nike store admitted to the crime in a Facebook post.

Spokane Police arrested 18-year-old Nevaeh R. Loftice in the May 31st incident following the Black Lives Matter protest in downtown Spokane.

That night, people broke into several downtown businesses, smashed windows and tagged buildings. A video of people breaking into the Nike store was shared on social media, as was a video of protesters actively trying to arrest those people.

According to court documents, video of the incident shows Loftice running to the front of the store where the glass had been broken, grabbing a jacket, then running away with it, smiling.

A court document also shows Loftice admitted to stealing the jacket on social media.

According to the records, Loftice wrote: “Yes, I was laughing because my sister was making a joke. [expletive] I took you a hell of a coat [expletive] crying babies ”on his Facebook page.

She is said to have written several other articles on the incident, including a Facebook video of herself that was broadcast live after the incident. Court documents show Loftice said two of his other friends also stole jackets.

Loftice was arrested on Saturday June 6, but was released. She first appeared in court on Tuesday for second-degree burglary and third-degree theft.

A judge banned her from all Nike stores.

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