Thursday, November 26, 2009


Zachary, Louisiana (SafeCITY) - Lisa Newsome, a 42-year-old Louisiana woman was arrested after she attempted to steal a 12-pack of beer by hiding it between her legs.

According to Zachary Police, Newsome was captured on grocery store surveillance camera waddling out of the store with a half case of Miller Lite hidden between her legs.

Investigators say she entered the Crossroads Grocery store wearing a blue housecoat, stuffed the beer up between her legs, added in a couple of sodas and then exited the store.

Authorities interviewed the woman, who reportedly admitted to stealing the alcohol.

"She attempted to show us how she did it," said Zachary Police Cpt. David McDavid. "But we told her not to pull her pants down."

Police say Newsome has been arrested 40 times in the past, including charges of theft, writing a worthless check and cocaine possession.

She was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on a charge of theft. She remains held in lieu of $1,000 bail.

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