“A-List: Dallas” “Star” Chase Hutchinson Arrested For Shoplifting

It seems times are a little tough now that Logo has relegated The A-List series to the annals of “Really Bad Ideas,” particularly for A-List Dallas “star” Chase Hutchinson. The mortgage broker was allegedly arrested for putting his sticky fingers on some silky scarves earlier this month.

The Dallas Voice reports:

Hutchison was seen taking two green scarves valued at $530 each from Barneys New York on Nov. 13 and leaving the store without paying around 8 p.m., according to a Dallas police report.

He was then arrested for a theft of more than $500 but less than $1,500, a class-A misdemeanor. He was released the next day on a $1,000 bond. His first court date is set for Dec. 18.

Hutchison faces up to a year in jail and a maximum fine of $4,000.

At least Hutchinson got one thing out of this: a new Facebook profile picture. Apparently impressed with his mugshot, the newly-minted felon threw an Instagram filter on it and called it a day. Lemons from lemonade, kids.

Photo: Chase Hutchinson’s Facebook

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  • QJ201

    Thank you for putting “star” in quotes…in the thousand channel world of today…takes a lot more to be a STAR than being on some TV program, particularly a “reality” TV show.

  • redcarpet

    I have no idea who this guy is. The only show more unwatched than A-List was A-List: Dallas.

  • Dumdum

    I don’t understand stealing. I took a candy bar from Walgreens years ago and felt so bad that when I got some money I went back and paid for it. Boy they were totally shocked. That dirty little thief sure is cute though.

  • Gigi Gee

    I was caught for shoplifting when I was 19. Even today I can’t say why I did it. The thrill of it? A sense of entitlement? I don’t know. I’d just come out, was disowned by my family and I just snapped. I wasn’t a very good thief so I got caught soon after my life of crime began. As it was my first offence I just got a few months of probation. Best thing that ever happened. She helped me work through a lot of what I was going through and I never looked back. Ya!

  • andy_d

    And most “A-listers,” in my experience don’t think their s*** doesn’t stink. This should wake them up to the FACT that it does. But that would probably be inconvenient for them to realize . . .

  • Stache1

    Well, that’s some A list thievery ya got there. A $500 scarf. Can you do a rip off on something that’s already a rip off. Damn though. I need to quit my job and get in on the scarf making racket.

  • Dinodogstar

    look out Lindsay, now when you go to Rodeo Drive, you got some five-finger competition now…who does he think he is, Bette Davis or Nancy Reagan…

  • MK Ultra

    even in his mug shot he looks full of himself. I’m guessing this has more to do with attention seeking than anything else.

  • curan

    This is a compulsive behavior that can be regulated by medication – it is NOT an act of free will.

    I don’t know this guy, but I will actively vilify the punishment of behaviors that can be adjusted by neurotransmitter management.

    To some degree it’s not your fault that your a kleptomaniac, any more than it’s your fault that you’re an addict, you’re obese, you’re a compulsive gambler, you’re gay, or you have what you think is the wrong skin color. These are aspects that your biology forces on you, but they do not define who you are.

    Here is the DSM-IV definition of kleptomania; it seems to fit.

    The essential feature of Kleptomania is the recurrent failure to resist impulses to steal items even though the items are not needed for personal use or for their monetary value (Criterion A). The individual experiences a rising subjective sense of tension before the theft (Criterion B) and feels pleasure, gratification, or relief when committing the theft (Criterion C). The stealing is not committed to express anger or vengeance, is not done in response to a delusion or hallucination (Criterion D), and is not better accounted for by Conduct Disorder, a Manic Episode, or Antisocial Personality Disorder (Criterion E). The objects are stolen despite the fact that they are typically of little value to the individual, who could have afforded to pay for them and often gives them away or discards them. Occasionally the individual may hoard the stolen objects or surreptitiously return them. Although individuals with this disorder will generally avoid stealing when immediate arrest is probable (e.g., in full view of a police officer), they usually do not preplan the thefts or fully take into account the chances of apprehension. The stealing is done without assistance from, or collaboration with, others.

  • Olive Austin

    @curan: Being gay is not a pathology; nor is skin color. But being a pseudointellectual is (hint, hint).

  • curan

    So judging people based on their pathologies is sound? May I mention that this includes HIV, which puts you on a very slippery slope?

    Being sick is not your fault, which is a moral (and not a psuedointellectual) assertion.

  • Olive Austin

    @curan: You add sexual orientation and race to a list of pathologies then assert that they’re all the same. I do not accept that premise. Unless kleptomania is essential to your self-concept (“I am; therefore, I steal”) it’s not at all the same.

  • curan

    You are trying to put words into my mouth.

    We interpret certain compulsive behaviors as sickness because they do not fit well within modern culture. Most of these compulsions, however, served important functions in the evolution of our species. This includes kleptomania, and most likely sexual orientation.

    Perhaps a more enlightened view of a “behavioral pathology” would be simply an inherited trait that is, at this moment of our species development, inconvenient.

    Endorphins and opioid receptors are involved in many important classes of compulsive behaviors, and we now have crude tools to change these compulsions through medication.

    These tools will improve, perhaps some day allowing us to shape any compulsion that we feel, including sexual orientation. That will be an interesting new freedom.

    The theft in the parent article is already addressed both in diagnosis and (preliminary) treatment. It’s time that we were more enlightened when presented with inconvenient compulsions, which is what I’ve tried to do.

  • ChristopherM

    @curan: Why do assume automatically that he is a kleptomaniac? Maybe (likely) he’s just an asshole.

  • Brad007

    If he had watched the classic episode of Beverly Hills, 90210, in which Brenda is mistakenly caught for shoplifting and cries her eyes out until her parents believe her, Chase would have known better. Sheesh.


    What an anus — I take it that’s what Ain A-list stands for, right,

  • konstantine

    why wouldn’t he steal scarves, he steals boyfriends

  • stanhope

    He has a book now since apparently he needs revenue….I’d read it too….”How Bubba Tapped This Azz In Jail” LOL In the “system” fixing that mane would surely get him a spot on the 2 packs of cigarettes trade list LOL

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