• Woman admits to breaking into cars on Memphis college campuses, police say

    By: Shelby Sansone

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    A suspicious car led to two women being arrested for stealing from college campuses. 

    According to the arrest affidavit, a Shelby County Sheriff's Deputy pulled up to the car on the 8000 block of Tumbler Ridge Lane. The deputy walked up the vehicle and smelled marijuana coming from inside. Two women were inside. 


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    The driver, Camara Wilson, and her passenger, Deerika James were detained. When the deputy was searching the vehicle, he found a pistol, multiple personal credit cards, forklift certification card, wallets, and purses. 

    “I get kind of frustrated and mad because I work hard for the things I have,” University of Memphis Junior Christian Craine said.

    He tells FOX13 the crime is bad on its own, but stealing from college students makes it worse in his eyes.

    “The majority of people that are here, including myself are on like student loans, so we don’t like have access to income,” he said.

    Camara Wilson admitted to the deputies that she "rode around all day throughout the University of Memphis and Lemoyne Owen College pulling on door handles and taking stuff."

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