An Opelousas woman has been arrested after stealing a child's iPad from a store counter in Scott yesterday.

Scott Police Chief Chad Leger reported an anonymous caller identified the suspect, captured in surveillance video, as 51-year-old Joanne Rue Vaughn.

Multiple media outlets reported the theft via social media, where the suspect saw reports of the crime and remorsefully returned the stolen iPad to the store.

Though she evaded authorities upon her second visit to the store, she turned herself into the Scott Police Department after a warrant was issued for her arrest.

Scott Theft Suspect (SPD Photo)