Gautier Shoplifts Pricey Merchandise

Devin Weil

Jean-Yvette Gautier allegedly shoplifted from Roupa Rosa in La Jolla, Calif. on July 12, 2008. The famous actress on site in La Jolla filming a movie, supposedly stole one scarf, one dress, two bracelets and shoes.

According to the Lieutenant Jennifer Casey, Ms. Gautier can be charged with shoplifting grand larceny for stealing approximately $3000 worth of merchandise. Lt. Casey arrived on the scene to see both women tugging at the handle of an upturned bag. In the incident report, Lt. Casey said, “No evidence pointed to guilt or innocence so I took both parties‘ stories.”

The purported theft occurred between 5:45 to 6:15 p.m. at Roupa Rosa, where the store owner, Sandra Almeida, locked the door to allow Ms. Gautier to shop without being hounded by her fans. At the press conference, Ms. Almeida voiced how she locked the door of her store so Ms. Gautier could shop in peace.

While the store owner, Sandra Almeida claims that Ms. Gautier stole these specific items, Ms. Gautier claims she was framed. Donning black sunglasses and frequently raising from her seat as she spoke, Ms. Gautier announced her innocence. Being a famous movie star, Ms. Gautier exclaimed, “I’m rich, I have millions…She saw dollar signs!”

However, Ms. Almeida affirmed her claims on Ms. Gautier’s guilt by saying, “People that come into my store are respectable people.” Ms. Almeida claimed she had no history of theft at her store.

At the close of the press conference, a distressed Ms. Almeida said, “I’ve owned my store in La Jolla for 12 years and nothing like this has ever happened.”

Both Ms. Gautier and Ms. Almeida ended the conference with conflicted interests. For now, the case is under investigation.

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