The 1992 crowned Miss USA Shannon Marketic has been arrested in Texas for allegedly shoplifting some $90 cosmetics from a Target department store in North Texas.
The 38-years old former beauty queen, who has been released on unknown terms from Denton County Jail, was detained by Target department store loss prevention staff just before 9 p.m. Among the items Marketic is accused of attempting to steal is an Olay Professional ProX skin treatment worth $60, as well as unspecified “baby items.” But the former miss USA claims that the incident is all a misunderstanding:
“Those three things had rolled to the back of the cart, underneath my purse, and my basket was overflowing,” she said. “As I was pulling things out and talking on the phone, I just wasn’t paying attention and I just wasn’t seeing them.” She added: “I can swear on a stack of Bibles that there was absolutely no way” that she intended to shoplift.
In 1997, she sued the sultan of Brunei, accusing him of having held her as a sex slave. According to the Dallas Morning News, a federal judge threw out the suit saying the sultan was immune from such a court action as a foreign head of state.
Since Marketic Miss USA coronation was nearly two decades ago, she has been twice convicted of driving while intoxicated and arrested once for public intoxication at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport. In 1997, she also unsuccessfully sued the sultan of Brunei for $90 million, alleging he detained her as a “sex slave.” But according to the Dallas Morning News, a federal judge dismissed the case saying the sultan was immune from such a court action as a foreign head of state.