Woman accused of shoplifting, masturbating in front of teen on way to jail

Pinellas County
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A Dunedin woman is behind bars after deputies say she attempted to steal from a beauty supply store and then while being transported to the Pinellas County jail masturbated in front of a teen. 

Deputies say Tami Lynn Bonefield, 45, attempted to steal two items under $10 from a Silky Beauty Supply in Dunedin.

When Bonefield was confronted by an employee for attempting to steal the items Bonefield punched them in the head and body and then proceeded to kick another victim.

Authorities say she denied stealing anything, but the items were found with her and returned to the store.

On the way to the jail, Bonefield was transported with a 16-year-old boy who she proceeded to masturbate in front of. The child was separated from her by a metal partition. Bonefield made multiple sexual comments as well as exposed her breasts and genitals to the boy.

Bonefield has been charged with Lewd and Lascivious Exhibition, Simple Battery, Petit Theft, and Resisting a Merchant,

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