Pantsless woman who stole wine from Ocala Publix identified

Ocala police search for 35-year-old Desiree Taylor

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Booking photo of Desiree J. Taylor from March 2, 2014.

OCALA, Fla. - Ocala police have identified the pantsless woman who was caught stealing two boxes of wine from a Publix in Ocala.

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According to police, the woman, who was only wearing a black shirt and slippers, walked into the store and grabbed some wine near the deli.  She then walked to the exit but was confronted by a manager, police said.

The woman, who was listening to music via a tablet she was carrying, began flailing and left the store with the wine, police said.

Due to tips police received, the Ocala Police Department was able to identify the woman as 35-year-old Desiree J. Taylor.

Police said a warrant for Taylor's arrest was obtained Friday for retail theft petit, resisting a merchant and disorderly conduct charges.


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