73 Year Old Woman Held For Looting Sausages.
Merlene Maten, a 73 year old woman, is being held in jail for looting sixty dollars worth of sausage. Maten was staying in a hotel in New Orleans with her 80 year old husband at the time of her arrest. She said they had followed orders to stock up on food and had stored some sausage in her car. When she took the sausage from the car, police handcuffed her and put her in jail. Maten was bail was set at $50,000, 100 times to maximum $500 fine for minor theft under Louisiana state law.