UPDATE: Viral liquor thief to serve jail time

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UPDATEThe woman caught on camera stealing from a Shreveport liquor store on Monday was sentenced to six months in the parish jail for that crime, and two years for a previous shoplifting charge. 

Sekonie Jones, who was captured on video stuffing 11 bottles of liquor in her shirt, pants and bag at Thrifty Liquor in the 400 block of Bert Kouns on August 18, 2017, pleaded guilty after prosecutors dropped her felony theft charge to a misdemeanor.

However, earlier in the year, Jones was arrested for concealing packaged meat items and canned baby formula underneath her jacket and leaving the Kroger Store in the 9100 block of Mansfield Road.

She was charged with one count of Theft of Goods, a felony. On Monday, she also pleaded guilty to that charge and Caddo District Judge John Mosely sentenced her to two years at hard labor. 

The sentences are to run concurrently, meaning Jones will be allowed to serve both at the same time. 

Video of Jones stealing from Thrifty Liquor last August went viral.  The video of the theft on the KTAL NBC 6 Facebook page was seen by 38 million people.

UPDATE: The woman caught on video stealing from a liquor is now behind bars.

Jail records show Sekonie Jones was taken into custody Thursday morning and charged with misdemeanor theft.

The video NBC 6 placed on our Facebook page Tuesday night, has since gone viral.

The video has been seen by over 20 million people and shared over three-hundred thousand times. 

In a post on her Facebook page, Jones said she’s been called by people that recognized her and said she was going to turn herself in. 

Misdemeanor theft carries a six month prison sentence, if convicted. 


It’s all caught on camera, August 18th surveillance video captures this woman stealing several bottles of alcohol from Thrifty Liquor, in Shreveport.

“I think that this lady needs rehab. I can’t stand a thief. She obviously needed the liquor,” says a Shreveport resident.

“It’s hilarious to me. I’m thinking she may be an alcoholic or have some mental problems,” says another Shreveport resident.

She steals not one, not two, but nine bottles of liquor, and stores them in any place she can, including the seat of her pants.

“She’s just loading liquor up like she’s stock piling this liquor. I think she payed for one bottle of liquor but she is definitely a thief in the liquor department,” says Jim Taliaferro, Exec. Director Caddo Parish Crime Stoppers.

Crime Stoppers is actively working to figure out who this woman is… And is offering 300 dollars to anyone that comes forward with information leading to her arrest.

“We feel confident that before the day is out someone will call in and give us the information and we will get a warrant for her arrest,” says Taliaferro 

When captured, the lady will face charges of theft.


Shreveport Police needs your help identifying the person caught on video on August 18 stealing multiple bottles of liquor from a store located on Bert Kouns in Shreveport. 

Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to $300 for information and the identity of the individual in this video. Several others may have been involved and are also wanted for questioning in connection with this event.

Authorities are urging anyone with information about this crimes to contact Shreveport- Caddo Parish Crime Stoppers at (318) 673-7373 or www.lockemuo.org.

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