Police: Woman put stolen clams in pants

Woman stole clams from Publix, charged with retail theft, Palm bay police say


PALM BAY, Fla. – Palm Bay police arrested a woman they say stuffed stolen clams in her pants and walked out of Publix.

Debra Marceau, 52, was charged with retail theft in the incident earlier this month.

Police said Marceau went into the freezer section of Publix on Malabar Road, opened a box of frozen clams and tried to put them down the front of her shorts. 

Marceau also tried to put $45 worth of items in her purse, including a frozen pizza, police said.

Marceau told police that she removed the food without paying because she is "homeless and disabled," according to the report.

She was arrested and taken to Palm Bay Police Department.