If you’re going to get put behind bars for a petty crime, at least make sure you have a glam mugshot. That seems to be the advice that Brandy Allen, of Fayetteville, Arkansas, took. And now, the eye shadow thief’s mugshot is going viral, KTLA (Fayetteville, Arkansas) is reporting.
Police were called to the Ulta Beauty Store in Fayetteville Monday after the manager noticed Allen, 31, with another woman as an accomplice, allegedly stuffing handfuls of eye shadow into her purse, without looking at colors or prices, while her accomplice tried to distract store employees with questions, according to KFSM (Fayetteville).
When police arrived and confronted the eye shadow thief with the help of the store manager, she handled the accusations of theft with grace and dignity.
“No one f***ing saw me steal anything!”
She also allegedly used a few other words that can’t be published in this post, in front of some parents nearby, shopping with children.
When police asked to search her purse, Brandy fumbled through the contents slowly, taking time to smear eye shadow with her fingers to make it appear used. And when the store manager confronted her with some allegedly stolen eye shadow, Ms. Allen broke it in half, in front of an observing cop, claiming it was hers and she’d had it all along.
The eye shadow thief was booked on charges of stealing $144 worth of makeup as well as disorderly conduct. She was booked into the Washington County Detention Center and paid an $830 bond. But not before leaving behind an awesome mug shot.
As of this post, it is unclear if the makeup Ms. Allen is wearing in her mug shot is the same makeup that she’s alleged to have stolen.
This is not the first time a criminal’s mug shot has gone viral – see Top Ten Mugshots Photos Showcase Criminals In A Funny Light – Inquisitr.
This is also not the first time that a criminal has posed for a mug shot with evidence of their crime right there on their face. Here’s a howler from 2011, showing serial paint thief (and huffer, apparently) Kelly Gene Gibson.
As for Ms. Allen: it’s unclear if this is her first offense. If it is, the alleged eye shadow thief will probably get off relatively light: theft of property valued at less than $1,000 is a misdemeanor in Arkansas, punishable by up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $2,500, according to Criminal Defense Lawyer.