Police Serve Summons to Woman for Allegedly Swiping Swag at Tennis Hall of Fame
The week following Wimbledon tends to be light on headline material for tennis buffs, as the top players typically rest, leaving their less heralded peers to delight fans through Mylan World TeamTennis matches and a couple clay court competitions. The Dell Technologies Hall of Fame Open, which occurs in conjunction with the enshrinement of each year’s class of pioneers, draws a few noteworthy participants who want another week of grass court strategizing, and while John Isner will claim plaudits from journalists today after having won his third Newport-situated title yesterday, the more compelling narrative might be the one surrounding the arrest of a Rhode Island resident for reportedly swiping event-related merchandise.
Security personnel gave authorities a thumb drive on Thursday, with video footage supposedly showing the likeness of Michelle I. Reid, who was volunteering at a celebration within the Newport Casino, set to celebrate its 137 birthday on Wednesday. The 63-year-old, whom public records show has spoken out on the issue of commercial and residential stability within her state, allegedly went into a bathroom with a gift bag after spotting it and other holders in a hallway. The data storage drive shows a woman leaving the lavatory minus the keepsake but sporting sunglasses akin to Fila eyewear designated for that evening’s guests. It further depicts the female’s supposed removal of another bag and subsequent retreat to a closet, where the container remained.
Saturday’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony, whose honorees included Andy Roddick, the 2003 U.S. Open victor and Isner’s predecessor as the standard-bearer for American tennis, went off without a hitch for everyone involved, as did the final between Isner and Australia’s Matthew Ebden. However, the weekend had to prove awkward for Reid, of Burrillville in Rhode Island’s Providence County, as she pondered the allegations, which she denied and which resulted in her being charged with larceny under the amount of $1,500.