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Thanksgiving shopping 2016, shoppers outside Target, State Journal photo

The Target store on Junction Road on Madison's Far West Side is pictured in 2016. 

An intoxicated woman stole a bottle of alcohol from the Target on the Far West Side, drank it in the men's section, then left the store in a car Saturday night, according to police. 

Madison police responded to the incident at the 128 Junction Road store location around 7:30 p.m. 

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When police arrived, the woman was no longer at the store. Loss Prevention Officers from Target told police the woman had left in a Volkswagen, and gave police the license plate number. 

Police ran the plate and found the registered owner to be a 45-year-old woman. 

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Emily Hamer is a general assignment reporter for the Wisconsin State Journal. She joined the paper in April 2019 and was formerly an investigative reporting intern at the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism.