Beauty Queen Dethroned After Arrest for Skipping Out on Restaurant Bill

Published October 23, 2008

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Miss Teen Louisiana USA lost her crown following an arrest for skipping out on a $46.07 restaurant bill.

RPM Productions, producer of the Miss Louisiana USA and Miss Teen Louisiana USA pageants, told FOXNews.com Wednesday that Lindsey Evans was stripped of her title.

"Lindsey Evans has been part of an organization that believes in opportunities when earned and consequences when warranted. Due to recent circumstances, Lindsey has been relieved of her duties as Miss Louisiana Teen USA 2008 effective immediately," the group's executive director Paula Miles said in a prepared statement. "RPM Productions, Inc. wishes Lindsey success in her future endeavors."

The 18-year-old beauty queen and three friends were arrested and charged with theft on Saturday after walking out of a Bossier City, La., restaurant without paying the bill.

Evans left her purse in the restaurant and they were caught when they returned to get it, police spokesman Mark Natale told The Associated Press.

Evans was also booked for possession of marijuana found in her purse.

The other three young women face similar charges; all were released on Sunday after posting bond.

Evans had two weeks left of her reign when she was arrested. The next Miss Teen Louisiana USA will be crowned Nov. 1.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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