Millennial Cliché Pleads In Brazen Juul Heist

Woman tried to make getaway in Lyft, then Uber

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Juul Thief Plea

OCTOBER 18--The millennial cliché who swiped a Juul vaping device and then sought to make her getaway in a Lyft car--and then an Uber van--today copped a plea requiring her to pay $350 in fines and court costs, records show.

Kate Lamothe, 24, was arrested in late-July on a misdemeanor theft charge after she swiped a $42.79 e-cigarette device from a gas station convenience store in Pinellas Park, Florida.

Seen above, Lamothe, a California native, ran from the store with the purloined Juul and hopped into the Lyft car that brought her to the Exxon station (from a vacation home about three miles away).

The driver, however, declined to participate in Lamothe’s getaway plan.

As detailed in an arrest affidavit, Lamothe exited the Lyft and called for an Uber. Cops arriving at the gas station in response to a 911 call from an employee, found Lamothe inside an Uber van adjacent to the Exxon.

Lamothe, cops reported, confessed to the theft after being read her rights.

During a court hearing today, Lamothe entered a no contest plea to the misdemeanor theft charge and was sentenced to pay fines and court costs totaling $350. Lamothe had been free on a $150 bond posted by her mother.

At the time of her Florida arrest, Lamothe had an open warrant in Tennessee for domestic assault. Lamothe, who has lived in Chattanooga, appears to have answered that warrant last month, according to records that list her next General Sessions Court appearance in late-2020.

Lamothe is seen above and below in photos from her Instagram page, which chronicles her travels worldwide. (1 page)