Miss El Paso 2008 Lorena Tavera accused of stealing a $69 shirt inside a Texas mall

By on Aug 11, 2011 in Lifestyle, United States Comments

Miss El Paso 2008 Lorena Tavera is being accused of stealing a $69 shirt in a mall in El Paso, Texas, which she categorically denied.

Miss El Paso 2008 Lorena Tavera
Image Credit: El Paso Police Department

According to US news sites on Wednesday, August 10, 2011, former Miss El Paso Lorena Tavera was arrested on Saturday, August 7, for allegedly stealing the said item at Dillard’s inside the Sunland Park Mall.

As noted on the reports, store workers told the police that the 19-year old former beauty queen left their store on Friday at around 6:45 pm (Texas time) without paying. They said they waited for her to go outside first and then stopped her and called the police.

Apparently, Tavera, who ranked 6th place finished sixth in the Miss Texas USA 2008, allegedly took the shirt and hid it inside a plastic shopping bag and did not pay for it.

On the other hand, the Miss El Paso Teen USA 2006, who is now listed by Laura’s Productions on their official website as one of their teachers, strongly denied the accusation.

“I’m going to contact my lawyer. This story can’t be run. The story is wrong first of all.” Tavera told TV station KTSM NewsChannel 9 on Monday, as she was noted to have two outstanding traffic warrants.

“It’s been misconstrued and it’s twisted, so I need to contact my lawyer… I can’t talk to you until I talk to my lawyer.” Tavera added, who was reported to have posted bail on Sunday afternoon.

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