January 27, 2009
Tara Woodruff's Jail Intake Booking
Tampa, Florida (The Weekly Vice) -- Tara Lynn Woodruff, a 33-year-old dancer at Tampa's renown Mons Venus strip club, was arrested Monday on accusations of stealing another dancer's bag of bikinis and underwear.
According to Tampa police, Woodruff was captured on a club security camera removing an orange-and-brown leather bag from a co-worker's 'cubby', placing the bag inside her own larger bag and then leaving the club.
Investigators say Woodruff's co-worker described the contents of her bag, which contained three bikinis and several pairs of underwear. When authorities searched Woodruff's belongings, they found three bikinis and several pairs of underwear that matched the items stolen from the victim. The items were valued at $300.
Woodruff was taken into custody Monday night at the club. She told police that she took the bag by mistake, thinking that it was hers.
She was booked into the Hillsborough County Jail on a charge of 3rd-degree grand theft. She is currently still being held in lieu of a $2,000 bond.
The Weekly Vice Opinion:
Times are tough. The economy is down and she's a 33-year-old woman competing with 18 to 23-year-old strip tease sirens. But stealing pairs of panties? Jeez.
This former flight attendant turned dancer may be in the wrong trade we think. Hopefully she'll go back to her flight attendant profession. Surely it must hold more promise than going to jail over a bag of panties.
The Weekly Vice
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