Woman arrested for calling 911 after shoplifting bacon - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Woman arrested for calling 911 after shoplifting bacon

Martene Stewart (Source: SCSO) Martene Stewart (Source: SCSO)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

A Memphis woman who called 911 said her purse was stolen, but ended up being arrested.      

Police said Martene Stewart was inside Superlo Foods on Quince and stuffed her purse full of Wright's smoked bacon.

According to the police report, when she tried to leave, an employee grabbed her purse. The store manager called police. Officers said right after his call, Stewart called 911 and reported her purse was stolen. 

After questioning her, police said Stewart admitted shoplifting from the store several times.  She was arrested and charged with theft of property and making 911 calls in a non-emergency.

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