A University of Georgia soccer player who assisted on a game-winning goal against the University of South Carolina last year (in double overtime, no less) has been arrested after she attempted to steal an order of hash browns from a school cafeteria.
Carli Shultis, 19, was arrested last week at the “Bulldog Cafe” on the school’s campus in Athens, Georgia. The hash browns she stole were valued at $1.06, and she had enough money on her to pay for them, according to The Red And Black (the UGA student newspaper).
Shultis later admitted to “stuffing the hash browns inside her pants in order to avoid paying for them.” Not only that, after she was caught in the act, Shultis admitted that she “attempted to remove the hash browns from her pants and place them back on the food counter.”
Well, maybe. We can’t say for sure.
After the incident, Shultis was detained by University police and taken to the Clarke County detention center, where she was charged with shoplifting.
A sophomore from McDonough, Georgia (and graduate of Eagles Landing Christian Academy), Shultis played in all 22 games for the Bulldogs in 2011, starting 11 of those games. No word yet regarding how this incident will impact her status with the team – which kicked off its spring schedule earlier this month – although we’re guessing that Shultis won’t be with the Bulldogs when they travel to Clemson, S.C. for a match-up with the Tigers this weekend.
Also, no word yet on whether Napoleon Dynamite will console Shultis by sharing some of the tater tots he lifted from his school’s cafeteria.