OCALA, Fla. (CBS Tampa) – An 80-year-old cross-dressing man was arrested Wednesday evening after police said he tried to steal several items that he stuffed in a purse.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, area resident Manuel Rodriguez was in a Walmart dressed as a woman – complete with red lipstick and blush – attempting to abscond with several items in a stolen purse.

He was caught by store officials, however, and deputies with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office came to the scene soon after.

According to jail records posted by officials at the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Rodriguez was remanded to the county jail following his arrest and charged with second-degree petit theft.

The paper learned that Rodriguez had $800 in his wallet. When asked why he tried to steal $87 in items from the store, he reportedly told police that he did not know.

He was released the following day, records indicate.

Comments (3)

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Tampa

Gov. Rick Scott Announces Senate RunFlorida Gov. Rick Scott formally announced his run for the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Bill Nelson.
Topless Protester Charges Bill CosbyA topless protester with "Women's Lives Matter" written on her body jumped a barricade and got within a few feet of Bill Cosby on Monday.

Listen Live