Today's entrant in the Mugshot of the Year award bespeaks sadness, gloom, the bleak emptiness that comes when you realize you're getting jail time for allegedly shoplifting at a Harlingen Beall's.
Not that Denise Davis, 38, didn't have high-toned tastes: She's accused of lifting two $77 bottles of Armani fragrance.
Police say she grabbed the items, ran out the door and got away in a black Pontiac.
Her luck didn't hold, though. About an hour later, cops got a call for suspicious activity involving a black Pontiac. They arrested Davis, but the perfume was nowhere to be found.
They then took her to the city jail, where she expressed her sorrow via mugshot.
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