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11:40 AM Tue, Sept. 25th

Woman in jail for allegedly trying to steal video games

Prescott police booked Tabatha Edington, 23, of Prescott into the Yavapai County jail Monday on felony charges of burglary after a manager alleged that she had wrapped nine PlayStation 3 video games valued at $593.79 in foil she took from a store shelf, then concealed the games in a paper sack in her shopping cart. The manager theorized the foil was intended to thwart the anti-theft scanners at the store entrance.

As an officer placed Edington in handcuffs, she reached for her purse, and officers found a 6-inch kitchen knife in the open purse compartment. Edington yelled profanities and was uncooperative as she was escorted to a store office. She told officers they had no right to arrest her, and refused to sit down and answer questions, according to the police report.

Edington was booked for one count of burglary since she had no means to pay for the items she allegedly tried to steal, according to the police report.