Those resourceful people over at TMZ have managed to track down the actual video of Lyle’s car robbery! After viewing, it’s pretty clear that what we thought might be a stupid, drunk decision, was in fact a premeditated act.
The security camera footage shows the reality star circling the empty car, before opening the front door and going straight for the driver’s abandoned handbag. He quickly removes the credit card, and runs off — to presumably go buy drinks with the card at the local bar where he was caught. Looks like he’s been caught red handed!
Original story (2/24/2014):
We'll give the cast of Party Down South some "credit": True to the show's title, they definitely love to party. Unfortunately, they may like to party a bit too much, as one of the CMT reality show's stars, Lyle Boudreaux, has been arrested for stealing a credit card during Mardi Gras.
Lyle, 28, was charged with burglary of a vehicle after he entered an unlocked car, looked through a purse in the car, and stole a credit card out of a wallet. The incident took place outside of Lafayette, LA, as Lyle was attending the Mardi Gras celebrations there.
According to an onlooker, who apparently saw the entire incident, Lyle then threw the wallet on the ground by the car. The eyewitness quickly informed the car's owner, and when cops arrived, they found Lyle drinking at a nearby bar. He's quite the criminal mastermind, no? Lyle has been released on $10K bail.
Lyle is one of the cast members of the CMT reality show Party Down South, which premiered on January 17, 2014. Last week's episode of the show hit a series high in ratings in the 18-49 viewership demo. News broke earlier this month that the cast is refusing to film more episodes of the show until they get a raise.
What do you think about Lyle's exploits? And are you a fan of the show?