Us Magazine, Kim was arrested on Sunday, Aug. 2, after she was caught shoplifting from a Target store in San Fernando Valley, CA.
The Van Nuys Police Department confirmed to Us Weekly that
Richards, 50, was suspected of walking out of the store with close to $600 worth
of items in her cart. She was apprehended at about 4:30 p.m. in the afternoon,
and placed under citizen's arrest. According to authorities, Richards spent the night in jail and was released yesterday (Monday, Aug. 3) on $5,000 bail.
Her ailing ex-husband, Monty
Brinson, told Entertainment Tonight late
Monday that he was surprised by the shoplifting claims. "I couldn't imagine Kim
stealing or shoplifting anything. She is a giver," he told the site. "I am in
complete shock. Guaranteed this must be some kind of mistake, and the facts will
come out soon. She was arrested for shoplifting toys in a cart, but this was a
clear misunderstanding. This was not alcohol or drug related."
This isn't Richards' first brush with the law. This past April, the former
child actress was arrested on charges of public intoxication, battery, and
resisting arrest, after causing a ruckus at the Beverly Hills Hotel.