|Journalist, pageant judge and Miss USA 1994 Lu Parker allegedly stole a pair of $200 headphones while going through security at LAX. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Former Miss USA pageant queen Lu Parker was busted for theft.
Parker — who won the contest in 1994 while representing South Carolina — was caught stealing a pricey pair of headphones at Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday, TMZ reported.
The 44-year-old, who also works as an L.A. news anchor, reportedly snatched a pair of $200 headphones — belonging to an LAPD detective — from the TSA screening area, according to the gossip site.
Police caught Parker on a security camera and pulled her off her flight before take-off.
Parker could face a charge of misdemeanor theft due to the cost of the gear, TMZ reports.
The former beauty queen has worked as a news anchor at local L.A. news station KTLA since 2005, famously dating the city's mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and news anchor Lu Parker. (MATT SAYLES/AP)
Parker has received two Emmys for her work as a television journalist. The 44-year-old has also played a journalist on TV in series like "Major Crimes,""Lie To Me,""Monk" and "Days of our Lives."
This is the first time Parker has found herself publicly in trouble with the law.
|Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and news anchor Lu Parker. (Matt Sayles/AP)
SOURCE: NyDailyNews.com, 11/2/2016