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Woman, 24, tries to make vape theft getaway in a lyft car and an uber van

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The great millennial Juul heist as woman, 24, tries to make vape theft getaway in a Lyft car and an Uber van

  •  Kate Lamothe, 24, was arrested on July 30 for stealing a Juul device from a Exxon gas station in Pinellas Park , Florida
  • Lamonthe asked a store employee to purchase a Juul, but ran off with the vape and tried to use a Lyft she ordered as a getaway car
  • The Lyft driver reportedly refused, forcing Lamonthe to order a Uber van instead
  • Authorities arrested her inside the Uber van at a location adjacent to the gas station
  • She pleaded no contest, but paid $350 in fines and court fees 

24-year-old Kate Lamonthe (pictured) tried to steal a vape pen from a Florida gas station on July 30

24-year-old Kate Lamonthe (pictured) tried to steal a vape pen from a Florida gas station on July 30 

A California woman became the epitome of a stereotypical millennial when she stole a Juul vape from a gas station and tried to use a Lyft – and then an Uber van – as a getaway car. 

The failed heist is the work of  24-year-old Kate Lamothe of California and happened on July 30 in Pinellas Park, Florida.  

Around 11pm that night, Lamonthe walked into an Exxon gas station three miles away from a vacation home she was reportedly staying in.  

The young woman asked the gas station clerk to view a $42 Juul vape pen she was interested in buying. 

That’s when Lamonthe booked it out of the convenience store and made a dash for a waiting Lyft car she hoped to use as a getaway car. 

Unfortunately for her, the driver wanted no parts in the great vape heist and refused to drive her home. 

Lamonthe decided to go to plan B and ordered an Uber van as a backup car before began walking away from the scene.

Meanwhile, the gas station clerk called local authorities and reported the stole Juul.  

Lamonthe reportedly asked an Exxon gas station clerk to see a Juul vape pen before dashing out of the store to a waiting Lyft car

Lamonthe reportedly asked an Exxon gas station clerk to see a Juul vape pen before dashing out of the store to a waiting Lyft car 

The Exxon store clerk called local authorities while Lamonthe was kicked out of her Lyft car and subsequently called an Uber van

The Exxon store clerk called local authorities while Lamonthe was kicked out of her Lyft car and subsequently called an Uber van 

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When authorities from the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office arrived, they found Lamonthe inside the Uber at a location adjacent to the gas station. 

She reportedly confessed to the stealing the vaping device after officers read her Miranda Rights. 

The report says there was an indication that Lamonthe was under the influence of alcohol at the time. 

She was arrested at 11.12pm and given a $150 bond that was paid for by her mother.  

Lamonthe (pictured) was arrested by Pinellas Park authorities and released on a $150 bond paid by her mother. 

According to The Smoking Gun, Lamonthe entered a no contest plea to misdemeanor theft. 

She was sentenced to pay $350 in fines and court fees. 

Lamonthe allegedly had a open warrant in Tennessee for domestic assault at the time of the arrest. 

The Smoking Gun reports she answered the warrant in September and records have her next General Sessions Court appearance in late 2020.  

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