Brandy Allen, 31, of Fayetteville woman was arrested on suspicion of stealing $144 worth of eye shadow yesterday from the Ulta Beauty Store. The specific charges are shoplifting and disorderly conduct.
While everyone is entitled to a presumption of innocence, the mugshot indicates that Brandy has a problem. Indeed, the question is whether the mugshot can be entered into evidence if the prosecutor argues that she is in fact wearing the evidence from the theft.
That may be tough however because witnesses say that Allen used a friend to distract store employees but Allen was spotted and then approached later by officers. She was asked by the manager to open her purse. The store employees said that she then tried to run her fingers over the top of each of the eye shadows to make them look used. When an employee spotted red eyeliner that she had shown Allen, Allen reportedly broke it in half to make it also look used.
She then screamed profanities, including “No one [expletive] saw me steal anything.” Not exactly how most defense attorneys would want her to put it.
You know the real kicker? Ulta is actually looking for a cosmetic beauty advisor at that store. My guess is that the opportunity has faded like last week’s eye shadow for Brandy.
I would strongly suggest that Allen consider a more simple, natural look for trial.
Source: 5 News