Mankato woman in a ‘Pickle’ after ‘Scary’ revenge scenario is bungled

Lakeshia Mona Anthony mugshot

(Mankato, MN) – A woman faces felony charges after she allegedly burglarized an apartment and told police it was revenge for her cheating boyfriend, whose existence can’t be proven.

Lakeshia Mona Anthony, 32, of Mankato, was charged in Blue Earth County District Court with felony counts of 1st-degree burglary and theft for the February 13th incident.

According to the criminal complaint, a male complainant called police at 12:16 p.m. to report that he had caught a woman he didn’t know burglarizing his Warren Street apartment and that she was still sitting on his couch.  Anthony called police around the same time to report that she needed an ambulance because she had a “busted face” from a broken TV and a man had a knife.

Anthony told police she was at the apartment to “do some revenge-type shit,” according to the complaint.  She said she had found out her boyfriend “Scary” was cheating on her and wanted to do something to get back at him.  According to Anthony, Scary’s sister, “Pickles,” had given her the keys to his apartment so she could steal his Xbox.  According to the criminal complaint, Anthony said she didn’t know Scary or Pickles’ real names, nor had she ever been to Scary’s house.  She said the complainant immediately punched her in the face when he arrived home and they began to scuffle.  Police noted that Anthony’s eye and cheekbone were swollen, and she had a small cut on the side of her eye, which was still bleeding.

The complainant told police he’d opened his door to find a duffle bag full of his belongings on the living room floor and the apartment in disarray.  He said Anthony had told him she thought it was her boyfriend’s apartment, and a struggle ensued.  The duffle bag contained a MacBook Air, an Xbox One, two Xbox controllers, a watch case with five watches, and a container of loose charge.  An electronic cigarette also belonging to the complainant was found in Anthony’s possession.

According to the complaint, investigators learned from the property manager that the key Anthony had used to gain access to the apartment was a master key that is normally lent out to contracted housekeepers.  Anthony told police that both she and Pickles had been employed by the business that cleaned the apartment building.  Court documents say there is “no proof to authenticate the existence of Pickles and/or Scary.”

The total value of items Anthony is accused of attempting to steal was $3,830.

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