Jameis Winston ‘Avoided Store Security’ During Shoplifting Incident


Jameis WinstonLooks like Jameis Winston was caught red-handed.

The Leon County Sheriff’s office released an investigation report Tuesday detailing the minor shoplifting incident by the Florida State quarterback, who was cited last week for stealing crab legs from a Publix grocery store in Tallahassee.

According to the report, Winston walked into the store and ordered four pounds of seafood, including three pounds of crab legs, and a package of butter. As he neared the front of the store, the Heisman Trophy winner paused in front of a Leon County deputy who was working in the store before walking behind him toward the exit.

The deputy and a Publix employee assumed Winston was walking outside to get a shopping cart but soon realized that he had walked out without paying when he didn’t return.

The 20-year-old Winston, who, according to employees, is a regular at the grocery store, was not arrested but was issued a citation for petty theft and forced to complete 20 hours of community service as part of a pre-trial diversion program.

The two-sport star was also suspended from the Florida State baseball team and missed the team’s weekend doubleheader against Minnesota before being reinstated on Sunday.

You can view Winston’s full incident report below, courtesy of Tallahasee.com.

Jameis Winston: Investigation report and civil citation in crab leg incident

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