Cougs WR arrested after attempted theft

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by KREM 2 Sports

KREM.com

Posted on February 1, 2013 at 5:16 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 8 at 11:30 AM

PULLMAN - Washington State wide receiver Drew Loftus was arrested early Friday after attempting to steal two bottles of tequila from a Dissmore's grocery store in Pullman.

According to Pullman Police Commander Chris Tennant, a 19-year old, put two bottles of tequila in the waistband of his pants. He then picked up a carton of eggs and took them to the register. Store employees saw him hide the bottles and called police.

Tennant said after Loftus tried to pay for the eggs and not the tequila, employees confronted him about the two bottles. Loftus then returned the bottles and ran out of the store. By then police were there to arrest him for the attempted theft.

The arrest was made just before 1 a.m. Friday.  Pullman police cited him for third degree theft, minor in possession of alcohol, and public intoxication.

A WSU spokesperson confirmed to KREM 2 Sports that coaches are aware of the situation, and that it will remain an internal team matter.

In July of 2012 Mike Leach dismissed WSU defensive lineman Anthony Laurenzi for third degree theft.

Loftus played in two games as a redshirt freshman in 2012, catching one pass for 37 yards against UCLA.

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