Via The Courant:
HARTFORD — A female WWE wrestler was arrested on a shoplifting charge Monday, police said.
Tenille Dashwood of Winter Park, Fla. was charged with sixth-degree larceny after she stole an item from Wal-Mart, police said. The alleged theft was reported to police about I p.m.According to the police, it was an iHome Slim Swivel iPad mini case valued $21.14. Well goddamn, ready the gaol! Not to worry, I doubt that she'll be released. I mean, most of the roster has been arrested at some point, usually for DUI or in the case of RVD and Jack Swagger, possession of weed. I don't think they'll punish her because what's the worst they can do to her? She's already paired off with Santino Marella in a godawful one-sided romance angle. Not even Triple H could bury her any deeper.
Dashwood, whose ring name is "Emma," appeared in community court Tuesday. She was told to do community service, according to her lawyer, Hubert Santos.
Santos said outside the courtroom that his client's arrest stemmed from a mistake. She was using the self-checkout machine at the Hartford Walmart when she bought about $30 of items but forgot to pay for an iPod or iPad case, Santos said.
But on a more serious note: arresting somebody for not paying for a $21 item? Yeah, I get that it was theft regardless of whether Emma intended to pay for it or not, but going to all of that trouble to arrest, book, and arraign somebody for something that cost that little? I'd have just told her what was up, then had her go back to the Wal-Mart and pay for it. Arresting her and everything was just a waste of time and resources better spent going after real crimes.