Kim Richards’ Season 3 Real Housewives of Beverly Hills opening tagline declares: “Life is a journey, and I’m finding myself every day.” Unfortunately, Sunday night (August 2), police found her stealing a bunch of stuff from a department store in the San Fernando Valley.
Police told ABC News Richards was arrested after trying to steal more than $600 worth of merchandise from a Target retailer in Van Nuys, California. She was then booked at the Van Nuys station and released on Monday on $5,000 bail, the site says.
The arrest is the second in a matter of months for Richards, who was taken into custody by Beverly Hills police in April for drunkenly causing a disturbance at a hotel restaurant. According to CBS News, Richards then tried to kick a police officer once at the city’s precinct, and was ultimately charged with public intoxication, trespassing, resisting an officer and battery on a police officer.
Richards’ fellow Housewives cast member Lisa Vanderpump tweeted that Sunday’s incident was “such a shame.”
The Housewives star has openly addressed her struggles with alcoholism on the show, and last month, she told Entertainment Tonight “I’ve always loved sobriety” amid a relapse and return to rehab.
“[Relapsing] was not easy,” she added. “I have to say, don’t take this wrong, but I really wanted to go to treatment because I needed a break from what I was going through at home.”
Van Nuys cops affirmed the capture to ET. Since Richards was captured by Target misfortune avoidance officers, it is a private individual’s capture.
Regardless of reports that Richards was destitute and living out of her auto at the season of her capture, a source discloses to ET that is not valid.
“She leased a home for half a month from a companion, and is right now house chasing to locate a more lasting living arrangement,” says the source. “She is not bankrupt, not living in an auto, and not destitute. She just moved out of her old house since she was leasing the house, and the house went available to be purchased.”
Richards’ ex Monty Brinson demanded to ET that the whole occurrence must be a mix-up.
“I couldn’t envision Kim taking or shoplifting anything. She is a supplier,” he told ET. “I am in entire stun. Ensured this must be some sort of oversight, and the certainties will turn out soon. She was captured for shoplifting toys in a truck, however this was an unmistakable misconception. This was not liquor or medication related.”
n July, Richards revealed to ET’s Nischelle Turner that she “cherishes moderation,” and scholarly “a ton about myself” amid her recovery remain following her capture for open inebriation at the Beverly Hills Hotel in April.
“I delved profound into my past – things that transpired as a youngster, decent and band, high school years, associations with all my friends and family, where they should be patched, where they’re capable,” she said. “I chipped away at me.”
Amid the dialog, Richards opened up about the battle to remain clean after recovery.
“I work each and every day at it. Some days are a battle without a doubt,” she stated, underscoring contemplation, and the adoration, and support, of individuals around her.