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Ark. woman poses for colorful mugshot; $144-worth of eye shadow shoplifted


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Ark. woman poses for colorful mugshot; $144-worth of eye shadow shoplifted

By Julianne Cassidy. CREATED Sep 4, 2014

A woman in Arkansas was arrested on suspicion of stealing $144-worth of eye shadow from an Ulta Beauty Store in Fayetteville on Sept. 1. Her mug shot has since gone viral as the suspect is snapped wearing bright teal and pink eye shadow.

Brandy Allen, 31, faces shoplifting and disorderly conduct charges, after the general manager called police claiming that she saw Allen stashing handfuls of make-up into her purse.

"Allen entered the store with an unidentified woman who tried to distract store employees by asking questions and leading them away from Allen, according to the [police] report," local outlet, KFSM reports. "An officer arrived at the store and approached Allen. The original caller introduced herself to Allen as the general manager of the store and asked to see the contents of her purse, the report states."

"Allen fumbled through her purse for several minutes before taking out several different packages of eye shadow, and as she pulled out the items, she’d run her fingers through the tops of each one, trying to make the eye shadow look used, according to the report," KFSM further reports. "Allen continued to dig through her purse, and the store manager pointed out some red eyeliner that an employee had helped Allen get at the counter. She insisted that the eyeliner was hers, and she twisted it and broke it in half in front of the officer and store manager to make it appear used, according to the report."

Allen was reportedly very verbal during the altercation and using foul language.

She was released on a $830 bond just before midnight on Sept. 1. No additional information is known at this time.

Julianne Cassidy

Julianne Cassidy

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A city girl gone country, Philadelphia-bred journalist Julianne Cassidy relocated to be a Nashville-based digital editor for Scripps Media, Inc.