(Minneapolis Star-Tribune) A Republican challenger to freshman Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar was arrested on suspicion of shoplifting more than $2,000 in goods from a suburban Target earlier this year.
Danielle Stella launched her campaign against Omar in June. The 31-year-old special education professional has made crime rates in Minneapolis part of her pitch to voters in Minnesota’s Fifth Congressional District.
But Stella has faced criminal charges of her own. In January she was arrested on felony shoplifting charges after she allegedly stole 279 items valued at $2,327.97 from an Edina Target. According to a criminal complaint, Stella scanned only $50 worth of items at a self-checkout before leaving the store. She told officers she remembered “arriving at Target to purchase items but nothing else due to her PTSD,” the complaint said.
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