Thursday, October 23, 2008
A priceless news item shared by a loyal reader & fellow follower of pageantry. First of all, I apologize for not having the money shot - ie. the mug shot, perp walk or any other police-generated imagery. Trust me, I looked. As a Mr. Blackwell aside, this look does not scream pageantry as much as it does table dancer in a truck stop bar. But I digress. Below is the story of Miss Louisiana's fall from grace.
Miss Teen Louisiana Arrested, Loses Crown
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October 22, 2008 05:01 PM EST |
OSSIER CITY, La. — Miss Teen Louisiana lost her crown 11 days early after being arrested on charges of leaving a restaurant without paying and carrying marijuana. RPM Productions Inc., the sponsor, took back the title on Tuesday after learning that Lindsey Evans, 18, of Blanchard, had been arrested, president Paula M. Miles said Wednesday.
Evans will have to return her sash and crown, but won't have to return any other prizes or cash equivalents, Miles said.
"She's done a good job this year," Miles said.
A call to Evans' parents' house was not answered Wednesday.
Miles said she had been told that the three women with Evans told police that Evans, alone in the group, had paid her bill. But Bossier City spokesman Mark Natale said Evans admitted not paying.
Bossier City police booked all four on theft charges, three on drug charges and two on drug paraphernalia charges, he said.
Natale said Bossier City police were called to a Posados Cafe restaurant Saturday evening because a group had left without paying $46.07. The manager had found a pocketbook at the table, and police found Evans' driver's license and about 2 grams of suspected marijuana in it, Natale said.
He said officers recognized Evans from the photo when the group returned for the pocketbook.
Miles said she talked with Evans on Monday.
The next Miss Teen Louisiana will be chosen Nov. 1 at a pageant in Lafayette. Michelle Berthelot, Miss Louisiana USA 2008, will crown the winner.