It's for a blog story I'm working on.
Thirty-three-year-old Desiree Fontaine, a reporter for WTNH-TV in New Haven, was charged with misdemeanor larceny last Saturday at a Milford shopping mall. Police say she stole about $105 worth of merchandise including jewelry, cologne and a men's Hawaiian-style shirt.
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Police say Fontaine told an officer she was a freelance news reporter and was doing "something on the side.'' She didn't say for whom she was working.
Dan Rather emailed me to say that is the same excuse he uses when shoplifting womens panties.
Thanks to Elizabeth.