Winona Ryder caught taking makeup from CVS, claims Enquirer

The Daily Mail is reporting a story from an only slightly more reliable source, The National Enquirer, which is set to claim in its upcoming issue that convicted shoplifter Winona Ryder was at it again. They say that Ryder was busted leaving a CVS with makeup she hadn’t paid for. (The Daily Mail says it was a “CVC” pharmacy, but I think it’s safe to assume it was a CVS.) When Winona was approached by store security she said she had no idea how the pilfered makeup got in her bag. It sounds like she had paid for some purchases and not others, and maybe it was an honest mistake:

Now in a new incident, according to America’s National Enquirer magazine, the Girl Interrupted star recently set off the security alarm at Hollywood CVC Pharmacy after making several purchases.

According to the publication, when she left the store, she set off an alarm that drew the attention of a security guard.

A store employee is quoted as saying: “Winona had a bag of stuff, but she set off the theft alarm when she left the store.

“When a security guard stopped her, he found make-up she had not paid for.”

And when she was asked about the make-up, Winona answered: “I don’t know how that happened.”

The store employee added: “We took unpaid items back and she left the store.”

Winona’s publicist at first denied the incident took place. But when told a store employee had confirmed it, said she would check with her again.

[From The Daily Mail]

Given that it’s Winona Ryder involved it’s hard to give her the benefit of the doubt, but it could have been one of those situations where you put stuff on the counter and it isn’t scanned right or something. That’s never happened to me, but I’ve gone home with the security tags still attached to clothing I’ve paid for on two separate occasions. Why is it that those blunders seem to favor the store and not the customer?

Winona was caught shoplifting $5,500 worth of goods from a Saks Fifth Avenue in December, 2001, which definitely put a damper on her career. After a high profile trial she was convicted of grand theft and vandalism and was sentenced to three years’ probation and 480 hours of community service. Her probation ended on December, 2005, and her career gradually started picking up again afterwards, but never quite recovered.

Winona Ryder is shown on 6/7/07 at AFI Life Achievement Award honoring Al Pacino, thanks to PRPhotos.

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  1. Daisy says:

    Miss Sticky fingers.

  2. Arwen says:

    Hmm. It’s also not *entirely* outside the realm of possiblity that someone.. say.. a pap or someone working for them, put some stuff in her bag.

    Ryder would have to be really fucking stupid to actually do this.

  3. journey says:

    of course the poor girl is messed up. to be engaged to johnny depp, to have your name inked on his arm, only to have the wedding called off and the tatt obliterated? that would be traumatic!

  4. Cindy Kennedy says:

    I don’t feel sorry for her. I think she’s a petty thief and should get arrested and do jail time just like anyone else.

  5. Cindy Kennedy says:

    Oh – and her career has really gone down the tubes.

  6. TooBad says:

    I’d like to give her some sticky fingers.

  7. Rianna says:

    apparently the store clerk confirmed it. the rep said that she didnt know anything about the situation but would check with winona.
    this lady needs someone else to do her shopping as it seems she is incapable of being trusted to go on her own!

  8. Granger says:

    Am I petty for never wanting her career to recover, EVER? I have never liked Winona Ryder. She is a mediocre actor who only got a lot of parts in the 90s because she had the whole doe-eyed, innocent young girl act down to a science. Well, now she’s too old for all that, and not talented enough for anything more mature or substantial. She’d have to do something really incredible to change my mind…

  9. KC says:

    Seriously? I thought she was brilliant in Heathers. That scene at the end after the school has blown up, when she has the cigarette in her mouth and she’s covered in ash, was priceless. That’s on my list of top 10 funniest movie scenes, ever. I like her best in comedy though – she does seem to lose her charm when she’s desperate to be taken seriously. She has great comedic timing and should do more of it.

  10. skyblue says:

    God, why the hell does she do this? I loved her acting and I think she’s still one of the most beautiful actresses out there. Apparently, the crazy runs deep.

  11. frewt says:

    I don’t believe she’d be that stupid.

    I thought she was a good actress and she’s really beautiful. I hope she makes a successful comeback. We’ve all got skeletons in our closets.

  12. headache says:

    She’s not stupid. She has a compulsion. That’s the only reason wealthy people steal things they can afford. It doesn’t get her off the hook, though. After all homegirl knows her ass has a problem and she should stick to online shopping.

  13. Arwen says:

    should get arrested and do jail time just like anyone else.

    Just like anyone else? Like.. Lohan not going to jail for hijacking a car, driving under influence and bringing a lot of people in mortal danger? Like all the other celeb DUIs who get a slap on the wrist? Or a day-trip to jail?

  14. mollination says:

    Those poor boobies look like they’re suffocating under that dress!

    That is one of the most embarrassing things to get caught doing. One time I had a bag of grapes in my hand at the grocery store and realized I left my wallet in the car so I walked out to go get it. Completely MINDLESS of the fact that I was still holding the grapes! Some off-duty cop saw me and brought me in to the Manager’s office to convict me while i was bawling! I was so embarrassed!!! No cops ever came, they just made me sit there like a criminal for 2 hours! I was mortified. Nobody believed me.

    So needless to say, I’m a firm believer in honest mistakes. Like accidentally putting the remote in the fridge. . . . But when it’s Winona, you unfortunately have to wonder.

  15. headache says:

    Molli, or putting the milk in the cabinet and cookies in the fridge?

  16. mollination says:

    lol exactly headache. I’ve had many a cold cookie….and had to throw away the occasional carton of milk 😆

  17. FF says:

    I’ve heard enough stories about this woman from various sources to believe that she’s quite honestly batshit and just lucky enough to have a strong enough image to the contrary.

    When she got busted for stealing the first time, she had a purse full of prescription drugs.

    Time will tell on this one.

  18. Me! says:

    I think she is mentally ill. I feel sorry for her.

  19. RMM says:

    If this had been anyone but a member of the hollywierd community, the person would have been prosecuted and thrown into the slammer. yeah the old double standard, as well as the old saying “Money talks and bull**it walks”.