A Minneapolis woman has been charged with a felony after police say she was caught at the Golden Valley Byerly’s store with three bottles of liquor hidden in her spandex shorts.
Wanda Lynn Nunn, 49, is charged with possession of burglary or theft tools, which carries a maximum penalty of three years in prison and a $5,000 fine.
Nunn remained in the Hennepin County Jail Friday on a $10,000 bond. Her next court appearance is scheduled March 28 in Hennepin County District Court.
According to the criminal complaint, compiled by Golden Valley Police Officer Ryan Matthew, police were called to the Byerly’s liquor store at 5719 Duluth St. on March 20 on a shoplifting report.
Byerly’s employees told police that Nunn had hidden bottles of liquor under her dress and left the store. Employees stopped her and held her until police arrived.
Police were told that Nunn concealed three bottles of liquor worth almost $160 in her spandex shorts. Officers determined that Nunn had positioned the shorts below her waist in a “basket-like fashion” to hold the bottles; they said she pulled the shorts back up to her waist after the bottles were removed.
Nunn smelled strongly of alcohol when she was apprehended, police said.