Thief, 79, caught
SANTA ANA, California: A 79-year-old woman whose life as a thief inspired a movie has pleaded not guilty to trying to steal a coat in California.
The district attorney’s office says Doris Payne entered her plea this week on a felony count of grand theft.
She was on parole and remains jailed without bail.
Payne was arrested today for trying to steal a $1 300 (R9 880) trench coat.
Halle Berry reportedly has agreed to star in an upcoming movie about Payne’s life. – Sapa-AP