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Purple-haired lady accused of stealing perfume

Posted at 5:24 PM, Jan 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-08 07:18:55-05

A Naples woman sporting a purple wig is accused of stealing $700 worth of perfume, according to the Collier County Sheriffs Office.

It happened on Friday at the Stein Mart located on Tamiami Trail N.

The manager of the store informed deputies that Sarah Marie Ryan, 34, and a friend placed multiple items in a shopping cart. The friend left the store and Sarah went into the restroom with the shopping cart, CCSO said in a report.

When a store employee confronted Sarah inside the restroom, she fled the area and attempted to leave the store with the cart full of unpaid items.

Deputies quickly arrived on scene and apprehended the suspect. They conducted a pat-down search where they found a hidden X-Acto knife on her, CCSO said.

It was determined that Sarah would use the weapon to remove audible security devices on the stolen items.

She was arrested and face Grand Theft charges.