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Madison woman arrested after allegedly using stroller to shoplift

Posted Friday, November 8, 2013 --- 4:07 p.m.

Madison Police arrested a woman Thursday afternoon after she allegedly used a stroller to try to rip off a pair of businesses.

Employees at the Walgreens on S. Whitney Way saw the woman pushing a baby stroller with no infant inside.

A pharmacy associate watched as she filled the stroller with diapers and detergent, and covered the merchandise with a blanket.

He confronted the woman, who tired to leave without paying. He demanded she turn over the nearly $90 worth of items.

The woman then took her stroller to the nearby Copps. There she tried to return detergent, even though she didn't have a receipt.

An employee from the Walgreens called the Copps around the same time, warning them about the woman. He said she may still have a bottle of shoplifted detergent.

Police arrived and found a bottle of detergent and a bottle of tequila in the stroller.

After some back and forth with the responding officer, the woman reportedly admitted she had stolen the alcohol.

49-year-old Beverly Clayton was arrested for retail theft, and on a probation hold.

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