KVOA Anchor Busted Trying to Steal $338 Hoodie

By Andrew Gauthier 

New details have emerged in the alleged shoplifting incident that led to KVOA anchor Martha Vazquez’s resignation this week after 26 years with the station.

According to a police report, posted by Tucson Weekly, Vazquez was cited for stealing a hoodie and a pair of earrings from a Dillard’s department store.


A Dillard’s security officer observed the longtime Tucson anchor try on a $338 Eileen Fisher hoodie near a clothing rack and then conceal it inside of a sweater she had been wearing. She then purchased shoes and a few other items and attempted to leave the store without paying for the hoodie, at which point she was detained by security.

When a security officer searched Vazquez, he found a $30 pair of Kenneth Cole earrings. Asked if she had intended to steal the hoodie and the earrings, Vazquez responded, “Not at first, but I did and I have no excuses for it.”

She also told police she could have paid for the items with a credit card but decided not to.

A Tucson police officer was called to the scene and Vazquez was given a shoplifting citation and released. She is expected to be arraigned on February 22nd. She faces one misdemeanor count of shoplifting.

Here’s the 2-page police report…