Ex-beauty queen arrested on shoplifting charge

Miss California Shannon Marketic reacts to the announcement after she was crowned 1992 Miss USA Feb. 7, 1992, in Wichita, Kan. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

August 4, 2010 3:26:25 PM PDT
A former Miss USA has been released from a Texas jail after she was accused of stealing almost $90 in merchandise from a Target department store in north Texas. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports 38-year-old Shannon Marketic was released from a Denton jail Tuesday after posting a $500 bond.

The former beauty queen is charged with stealing an Oil of Olay Professional ProX skin treatment worth around $60, along with some baby items.

Marketic won the Miss USA title in 1992. In 1997, she sued the sultan of Brunei, accusing him of having held her as a sex slave.

The Associated Press couldn't find a current phone listing for Marketic to reach her for comment.


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