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Probation given to woman who did karate on officers and her son who stripped naked at Eau Claire Walmart

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Smith and Vann

Eau Claire County (WQOW) - A mother and son arrested in a bizarre incident at the Eau Claire Walmart last April have been sentenced.

Police were called to the store April 10 on a report that a woman was shoplifting with her dog.

Police said Lisa Smith was dismantling displays when she was asked to leave. She then did karate moves in the parking lot until she was arrested.

During that time, her son Benny Vann, who was also in the store, stripped naked and exposed himself to workers. Police said he then grabbed new clothes and tried to run an officer over with a motorized scooter.

As part of the plea deal, Smith pleaded no contest to obstructing an officer and disorderly conduct.

Vann pleaded no contest to obstruction as well as a count of lewd and lascivious behavior.

Smith was sentenced to one year of probation while Vann got two years probation.

Vann is also not allowed to consume any avocado pits. There is no word on why that stipulation was added.

Stephen Kelley

Stephen Kelley joined the News 18 team in August 2006. He is currently the Executive Producer.

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