Former Miss USA Shannon Marketic Arrested Over Shoplifting Charges

August 5th, 2010 - 8:19 pm ICT by GD  

By Madhuri Dey
shannonDenton, Aug 5, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It seems that economic crisis is taking its toll in the life of a former Miss USA badly. Shannon Marketic, a north Texan beauty queen who was crowned Miss USA in 1992 was arrested on Monday by the Denton police after a Target store owner claimed that the lady was trying to leave the store without paying for some of the items she had collected. The officers who arrested Shannon Marketic on Monday released her on Tuesday on a $500 bond. She has been charged for shoplifting items worth around $87.

The security officer of the Target shop that is situated on Loop 388, revealed to media sources that Shannon Marketic had picked up a beauty product of Olay along with some baby items but did not register them. However, while the store owner alleges that the lady tried to leave without paying for the items, Shannon Marketic on her part maintained in front of the police that she did not notice the items in her cart as she was busy talking over her mobile phone. The lady maintained that her cart was full of items and that while she was pulling up items she did not notice when the three items rolled in her cart and went underneath her purse.

However, this is not for the first time that she had to face law. Shannon Marketic made headlines back in 1997 when she filed a lawsuit against sultan of Brunei and his family alleging that she was held as a sex slave by the family. In 2007, the former beauty queen was arrested at DFW Airport for public intoxication.

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