Dallas Cowboys backup running back Joseph Randle – who currently has a base salary of $495,000 – was arrested for shoplifting a pack of underwear and tester bottle of cologne from a Dillard’s Monday night.
The alleged theft took place at the Stonebriar Centre Mall in Frisco, Texas. Police Lt. Jason Jenkins said Randle is charged with a misdemeanor Class B theft of $50 to $500. He was released on writ bond at 1:20 a.m. Tuesday.
The arrest report states that store security officers, watching via the closed-circuit surveillance system, observed Randle purchase an item at the perfume counter before walking to the underwear section and hiding merchandise in his Dillard’s bag. He then exited the store before being stopped by security in the parking lot.
The store security officers recovered from Randle a two-pack of black Polo underwear valued at $39.50 and an almost full “tester” bottle of Gucci Guilty Black cologne valued at $84.
After being placed in the back of a police car, Randle told Frisco police officer Jason Kimbrough that he would have just kept walking to his car when confronted by security officer Raymond Wymer — the “old guy,” Randle called him — if he had known he would be arrested, according to the arrest report.
Randle, a fifth-round pick in 2013, has rushed for 113 yards on 16 carries this season while playing behind NFL rushing leader DeMarco Murray according to ESPN.
Randle rushed for a season-high 52 yards on five carries in Sunday’s win over the Seattle Seahawks.