Police: 80-Year-Old Cross-Dressing Man Arrested For Stealing Purse At Walmart

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.

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