Dennis Rodman accused of stealing from yoga studio

FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2019, file photo, Dennis Rodman poses with two flip phones on the blue carpet at the Pegasus World Cup Invitational Horse Race at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. The owner of a Southern California yoga studio is accusing Dennis Rodman of helping three people steal more than $3,500 in merchandise from his business. Ali Shah says security cameras captured the former NBA star walking into Vibes Hot Yoga in Newport Beach on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, with his alleged accomplices. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2018, file photo, former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman attends an NFL football game between the Los Angeles Chargers and the Cincinnati Bengals in Carson, Calif. The owner of a Southern California yoga studio is accusing Dennis Rodman of helping three people steal more than $3,500 in merchandise from his business. Ali Shah says security cameras captured the former NBA star walking into Vibes Hot Yoga in Newport Beach on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, with his alleged accomplices. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — The owner of a Southern California yoga studio is accusing Dennis Rodman of helping three people steal more than $3,500 in merchandise from his business.

Ali Shah says security cameras captured the former NBA star walking into Vibes Hot Yoga in Newport Beach on Tuesday with his alleged accomplices. Shah said the four worked together to distract an employee so they could steal clothes and a 400-pound (181-kilogram) amethyst crystal from the front desk.

Shah said Rodman returned Wednesday and tried to distract a different employee while a female companion grabbed clothes that were on display.

Police told the Los Angeles Times they were investigating the matter and no one has been arrested.

Rodman told TMZ that the studio's owner offered him the clothes as gifts in exchange for moving the crystal.

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