DELAND, Fla., June 13 (UPI) -- Another day, another report of shoplifted shellfish from a Florida Publix.
Although her case isn't as high profile as Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston's, an Orange City woman has been accused of trying to shoplift seven lobster tails from a Publix by stuffing them down her pants.
The tails are priced at $11.99 apiece, so Nichole Reed was allegedly trying to swipe almost $84 worth of seafood.
According to police, the 30-year-old planned to swap the shellfish with a friend for some Chinese food.
"Reed stated she entered the store with the intent to steal food,'' according to a police report obtained by the Orlando Sentinel. "Reed told me she was going to trade the lobster tails to a friend and possibly buy Chinese buffet."
Reed also said that she might have attempted to trade the tails for Dilaudid, a painkiller.
The Chinese food was put on hold as Reed was charged with theft from a merchant and taken to the Volusia County Branch Jail.