Court docs: 18-year-old arrested for stealing from Nike store admitted to it in Facebook post



SPOKANE, Wash. — Newly filed court documents show the suspect in a theft at the downtown Nike store admitted to the crime in a Facebook post.

Spokane Police arrested 18-year-old Nevaeh R. Loftice in connection to the incident that took place on May 31, following the Black Lives Matter protest in downtown Spokane.

That night, people broke into several downtown businesses, destroyed windows and tagged buildings. Video of people breaking into the Nike store was shared across social media, as was a video of protesters actively trying to stop those people.

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

Court document also show Loftice admitted to stealing the jacket on social media.

According to records, Loftice wrote, “Yea I was laughing cause my sister was cracking a joke [expletive] I took a damn coat you [expletive] cry babies” on her Facebook page.

She reportedly wrote several other posts about the incident, including a Facebook video of herself livestreaming after the incident happened. Court documents show Loftice made comments that two of her other friends also stole jackets.

Loftice was arrested on Saturday, June 6, but has been released. She made her first appearance in court Tuesday on second-degree burglary and third-degree theft charges.

A judge banned her from all Nike stores.

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