Witnesses: Bare-naked bandit strikes Raleigh convenience store

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- A woman is behind bars and charged with indecent exposure after police and witnesses say she is always seen causing trouble at a Raleigh intersection naked or partially naked.

In a mugshot snapped this week, Shastee Tolbert was wearing a typical jail uniform.

According to police and people who regularly get gas at the S-Mart on Covington Pike, the bright orange jumpsuit is way more than what she usually wears while spotted around the neighborhood.

“Not even clothed barely. She’s been up here completely naked at one point. She’ll get naked in front of you right here,” said one repeat customer who did not want to be identified.

Police said Monday, while on patrol, officers noticed Tolbert in just a t-shirt and underwear, with her rear end exposed to the busy street as she tried to get through the doors to the convenience store.

“I don’t bring the kids out here with me because of that,” said the customer.

Store clerks told police it’s not the first time it's happened.

This week they locked her out because she’s often seen showing off her goods, while allegedly trying to swipe some goods at the convenience store.

But the alleged bare-naked bandit isn’t just a problem for the shop.

One mom told WREG, Tolbert is more like a naked nuisance who harasses customers outside always looking for cigarettes and cash.

Court records showed Tolbert’s been arrested before for the same thing outside a gas station near Raleigh-LaGrange.

Some think her arrest isn`t fixing a problem.

“She probably needs some prayer or intervention,” said one customer who did not want to be identified.

Others were thankful she’s off the streets and out of the line of sight for small children.

“My 4-year-old is old enough to know the difference between body parts. I don`t even bathe my kids together; much less see something like that,” said the unidentified mom.

Tolbert was charged with indecent exposure and given a $100 bond.