Local Woman Arrested For Allegedly Stealing Sweetener

July 23, 2007
Duceani Dávila

A San Diego woman was arrested for allegedly stealing Sweet N` Low packets from a local Irish Pub.

Police arrested 32-year-old Lisa Boulding this morning at 9:27am at 4378 Idaho St. The press conference took place at 10:00am at the Superior Court of San Diego in Downtown.

The people present for this conference were, Jorge Baz, the owner of the pub, Lisa Boulding, the accused, Elinor Willis the accuser’s defensive attorney and Helen Gable, the prosecuting attorney.

Baz charged Boulding for allegedly taking a grand amount of Sweet N` Low envelopes from the coffee station in his restaurant.

“She took a whole year supply’s worth of them!” Baz said “What am I suppose to do now when my clients ask me for some?”

If Boulding is guilty, she will face up to 5 years in prison and a $75,000 fine says prosecuting attorney Helen Gamble. This is her first alleged offense.

Baz also confronted Boulding, but she issued a restraining order against him for pushing her against the wall.

Boulding claims that Mr. Baz never warned her about taking the sweetener packets. She stated to have been doing that for the past 7 months. She believes she has the right to take as much as she wants because she is a paying customer.

Mr. Baz on the other hand states that he had seen Mrs. Boulding taking out bags stuffed with Sweet N` Low until he decided it was enough.

“Three or Four packets is fine, twenty-five to thirty is not” Baz said.

Boulding says that her job does not pay well enough to be able to go to the store and buy the sweetener.

“I’m a poodle petter, that does not pay enough” Boulding said, “Everybody deserves a treat.”

Due to this act, Baz has faced complications with his pub. Customers are asking for the Sweet N` Low and Baz has to send personnel to the nearest store.

There will be an arraignment held tomorrow to determine whether Boulding is guilty or not. It will be lead by Judge Lance Ito at 10:00 at the Superior Court.

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