As reported this afternoon, WWE Diva Emma was arrested Monday in Hartford, Connecticut, near the site of Raw. According to the Hartford-based publication The Courant, she was arrested for shoplifting.
Police say Emma, who's real name is Tenille Dashwood, was charged with sixth-degree larceny after she stole an item from the Wal-Mart department store located on 495 Flatbush Avenue, which is approximately three miles away from the site of Monday's WWE event at the XL Center. The alleged theft was reported to police at approximately 1:00 p.m. and she was released at 2:13 p.m.
The WWE Diva appeared in community court Tuesday. According to her lawyer, Hubert Santos, she was told to participate in community service.
Santos said Dashwood's arrest stemmed from a mistake. He told the publication that she was using the self-checkout machine at the Wal-Mart when she purchased approximately $30 of items, but forgot to pay for a case for an electronic device.
According to F4WOnline.com, it was rumored at the tapings that the item was an iPod case.
WWE did not say if Dashwood's status as an employee has changed but released this brief statement: "WWE is aware that Tenille Dashwood (WWE Diva Emma) was arrested for shoplifting. Ms. Dashwood is ultimately responsible for her personal actions."
According to F4WOnline.com, Dashwood was at Raw and participated in a meet and greet before the show, but was kept off television.
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