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Woman claims biker ordered her to steal merchandise from Wal-Mart in Summerfield

Mary Elizabeth Moody-Lazabeck

A woman arrested in the theft of more than $400 in merchandise from a local Wal-Mart store, claims a biker ordered her to steal the merchandise for his girlfriend.

Mary Elizabeth Moody-Lazabeck, 33, was arrested Sunday night after taking a bag loaded with $412 worth of merchandise from the store in Summerfield.

She fled across the parking lot, but was later taken into custody by Marion County sheriff’s deputies.

She claimed a biker named “Knucklehead” with the Outlaw motorcycle gang ordered her to steal the items for his girlfriend. Moody-Lazabeck said “Knucklehead” told her it would serve as a test of loyalty to the gang.

She was arrested on charges of retail theft and resisting arrest. She was booked at the Marion County Jail on $3,000 bond.

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