We're all used to hearing stories about student-athletes getting in trouble with the law. But one University of Georgia soccer player has
ended up on the local police blotter for a crime very few would commit.
Carli Shultis, a 19-year-old, was arrested on the morning of Feb. 21 at the Bulldog Café and charged for attempting to steal an order of hash browns.
You read that right.
And she allegedly swiped the side order not by hiding them in her purse or soccer bag, but by sticking them down her pants.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a food service worker noticed the robbery in progress and foiled the caper. Shultis quickly attempted to replace the hash browns on the display, but authorities were called to the scene, and the sophomore was arrested. The soccer star was taken to Clarke County Jail on a theft by shoplifting charge. She was released on $1,500 bail later the same morning.
Shultis is no deadbeat. She's a starter who played more than 1,000 minutes during the 2011 season. And she was a three-year captain at Eagle's Landing Christian Academy near Atlanta, which is a highly-respected school.
Shultis is now banned from a dozen eateries on campus for a year for the stunt. The school newspaper, Red & Black, reports those food outlets include The Bulldog Café, Dawg Snacks, DogBone, Bone Appétit, and Dawg Bites.
All for trying to steal a serving of potatoes worth $1.06. The kicker, pardon the pun, is she admitted to the police that she had enough money to pay for them.
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