Texas, police arrested Miss El Paso 2008 Lorena Tavera on Friday after store employees reported her theft, allegedly taking a $69 shirt from a Dillard’s at Sunland Park Mall in El Paso.
The beauty queen was arrested on suspicion of shoplifting. The workers informed the police that Tavera, 21, took the shirt and conceal it in a plastic shopping bag before walking out without paying for it. Employees stopped Tavera outside the store and waited with her until police reached. Tavera faces a charge of theft for an item over $50 but under $500. She also had two outstanding traffic warrants, the El Paso Times said.
Jail prison records show that she was booked into the county jail of El Paso early Saturday morning and released Saturday afternoon after the release of bonds of $ 300.
A journalist from Channel 9-KTSM the Tavera contacted them Monday quoted as saying details of the incident were “misunderstood, and it is twisted.” She went on to comment to the station and told them they needed to contact their lawyer. According to a biography posted on the Internet, takes Tavera, University of Texas at El Paso and hopes to establish a marketing firm to promote fashion designers. Tavera also Miss Teen USA El Paso in 2006.