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Topless shoplifting suspect turns herself in after Macy's incident

Shoplifting suspect who fled the scene topless turns herself in to Arcadia police

A woman who became topless as she attempted to flee a Macy's in Arcadia during an alleged shoplifting attempt in June has turned herself in, police said.

Jeannie Hua, 45, of Alhambra allegedly concealed merchandise inside her purse and, when she tried to leave the store, a loss prevention officer attempted to detain her, according to Arcadia police.

During the ensuing struggle for Hua's purse, her shirt and bra somehow came off. She then ran to her car, leaving behind her purse -- with her driver's license inside -- and the items she allegedly tried to steal. A witness also recorded her license plate number as she fled the location, police said.

The Los Angeles County district attorney's office filed one felony count of petty theft with a prior conviction and issued a warrant for Hua's arrest.

She surrendered Monday to Arcadia Police, was booked and released on $20,000 bail. 

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