Lindsey Evans, 18, is stripped of her title after dine-and-dash incident

By Stephen M. Silverman
Updated October 22, 2008 01:20 PM
Credit: Splash News Online

Miss Teen Louisiana Lindsey Evans, 18, lost her title after a weekend arrest on charges of skipping out on a $46 restaurant tab – and leaving behind a bag allegedly containing marijuana.

Paula M. Miles, president of the pageant’s production company, confirmed to the Associated Press Wednesday that Evans has been dethroned, though will not otherwise be penalized by the organization.

“She’s done a good job this year,” Miles said.

Mark Natale, spokesman for Bossier City, where the arrest took place, said police were summoned to a Posados Cafe restaurant Saturday night after a group of four women had left without paying.

On their table was a purse in which police discovered Evans’s driver’s license and about 2 grams of a substance suspected to be marijuana, he said.

Police booked the four women on theft charges, three on drug charges and two on drug paraphernalia charges, Natale said, adding that Evans admitted not paying.

The AP’s call to the home of Evans’s parents on Wednesday was not answered