Charges: Shoplifter Hid Booze Bottles In Dress

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Police arrested a 49-year-old woman Tuesday after she walked out of a Golden Valley Bylery’s with three liquor bottles hidden under her dress, authorities said.

According to a criminal complaint, employees at the Duluth Street Byerly’s saw Wanda Nunn, of Minneapolis, hide three bottles – with an aggregate value of $156 – under her dress.

When officers arrived at the store, they waited to see if Nunn would pay for the alcohol she had hidden. She didn’t, and when she exited the store, police confronted her.

Police searched Nunn, whom officers said smelled strongly of alcohol, and found that she had placed the bottles in a pair of spandex shorts. In the complaint, officers described the shorts as though they were positioned to be a basket below Nunn’s waist.

Video surveillance showed a Byerly’s loss prevention agent watching Nunn as she slipped the bottles into her concealed spandex pouch.

Nunn is currently in custody and has been charged with a felony count of possession of burglary or theft tools. If convicted, she could face up to three years in prison and/or a fine of up to $5,000.

  • Semper Fi

    Felony theft for stealing three bottles of booze? That’s a bit much

    • Justice System

      Yeah, I don;t get that either. I thought it had to be over $500, or some limit like that? Points for creativity to the woman stuffing the hooch in her pooch.

      • Bill

        That’s right.

        Because wearing underpants is a crime now. A felony.

      • Guy

        Yah; but does the store REALLY want its booze BACK again … considering where its been. Would YOU want to buy THOSE bottles … yuck..

  • good guy

    She won’t get any jail time. Who are we kidding?

  • rentacop

    when did they start selling booze in MN grocery stores ?

    • Geoff

      They have an attached bottle shop. Think all of the Bylery’s do.

    • jackactionhero

      Where have you been?

  • Were are your morals?

    Were any of you taught that you do not take something that does not belong to you? Stealing is stealing and should be dealt with with harsh punishments.

    • Talking Slow Enough For You?

      Did you read the article? Try it before you post something. The article doesn’t say she was charged with felony theft. The felony arrest was for possession of THEFT TOOLS (in other words, tools that help you commit theft). Maybe it has something to do with the fact that Wanda Nunn has been charged 20 times for theft/attempted theft dating back to 1982.

  • sue

    Hope they don’t restock it.

  • Kevin

    “Wanda” more white crime…….

  • gag me

    Brings back memories of the fur coat stuffed in the huge undies.

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