BOSSIER CITY, La. -- Miss Teen Louisiana lost her crown 11 days early after being arrested on charges of leaving a restaurant without paying and carrying marijuana.
RPM Productions Inc., the sponsor, took back the title Tuesday after learning that Lindsey Evans, 18, of Blanchard, had been arrested, president Paula M. Miles said Wednesday.
Evans will have to return her sash and crown, but won't have to return any other prizes or cash equivalents, Miles said.
"She's done a good job this year," Miles said.
Miles said she had been told that the three women with Evans told police that Evans, alone in the group, had paid her bill. But Bossier City spokesman Mark Natale said Evans admitted not paying.
Bossier City police booked all four on theft charges, three on drug charges and two on drug paraphernalia charges, he said.
The next Miss Teen Louisiana will be chosen Nov. 1 at a pageant in Lafayette. Michelle Berthelot, Miss Louisiana USA 2008, will crown the winner.