My huge fats shoplifting spree.
Actress Lainie Kazan, who performed Maria Portokalos within the 2002 movie “My Large Fats Greek Wedding ceremony,” was reportedly a identified shoplifter within the grocery store the place she was arrested on Christmas Eve, TMZ experiences.
Kazan, 77, was arrested after she walked out of Gelson’s grocery store in San Fernando Valley on Dec. 25 with $180 of unpaid groceries, in response to experiences.
Staff of the shop advised TMZ that Kazan would usually pull the identical trick by filling up her basket, strolling towards the checkout line after which make a fast exit as different buyers have been leaving the shop.
Staff have been monitoring Kazan when she entered the shop earlier than her arrest — and so they notified loss prevention, in response to the gossip web site.
Kazan’s lawyer, Mark Werksman advised TMZ that the arrest was a “misunderstanding” and that they did not give his consumer an opportunity to pay for her gadgets.
Nevertheless, safety for the shop waited for Kazan to totally exit the grocery store earlier than nabbing her, TMZ reported.
Werksman additionally denied that she ever shoplifted from the shop previously.
Kazan was arrested for petty theft and launched with out bail.
The San Fernando Valley Police Division and Werksman didn’t instantly reply to Every day Information’ requests for remark.