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Shirley Jones' Hubby -- The New Winona?

12/25/2008 4:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Marty IngelsMarty Ingels -- the husband of the legendary Partridge Family matriarch Shirley Jones -- is under investigation for allegedly shoplifting a $500 hat.

It happened at Baron Hats, a custom store that has made hats for the "Indiana Jones" and "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies. We're told Ingels had an ongoing dispute with the store over a certain hat.

Ingels allegedly went into the store on Monday, got into a tiff with a clerk, picked up the hat in dispute and then walked out of the store.

Ingels was in such a rush he left his cane behind.

Marty tells us the clerk is the one who put the store hat in his pile. He says he returned it late Tuesday afternoon.

By the way, there's a surveillance tape which shows exactly what happened. We got a copy and will put it on TMZ.com first thing tomorrow morning.

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16.

Bill    

he's misunderstood.

2091 days ago
17.

Fullon    

Not the way I heard it went down per the Burbank police. The "hat" in question he allegedly took out of a box on the counter that the hat company was about to shipto a customer overseas for Christmas. He unpacked it, tried it on, then put it on the counter far away, not back in the box (and why was he taking a hat out of a box that was packed for shipping anyway?), then later took his hat (not one he bought, his own hat that he left there for them to look at), put it on top of the other hat on the counter, and when no one was there, left with both hats. Police picked him up the next day and found him with the hat. He allegedly told them the hat "stuck" to his hat! Then said later that a clerk put it in a bag. It was the police who told him he had to return the hat to the Burbank police department the next day, and the police then gave it back to the hat company! One must wonder if he would have ever returned it, if he wasn't on video or the police didn't confront him. Just wondering. Check out the video. I will tell the real story, I'm sure

2091 days ago
18.

maggot    

This old douchebag tool should be just about ready for his dirtnap!!

2091 days ago
19.

maggot    

ISHKA, WHAT THE HELL YOU ABOUT....YOU ARE WEARING YOUR T-SHIRT ON YOUR HEAD AND YOU LOOK AND SOUND LIKE A DIRTY TERRORIST.....GET THE HELL OUT OF THIS COUNTRY!!!

2091 days ago
20.

KIm    

Hey, it sounds like he tried and got caught... sad for him ... but doesn't change the fact that he is a nut ... and a little crazy... and I mean that in a wonderful way. Hollywood is filled with folks that fit into a neat little box. This guy will never fit into anyone's box and that makes him very interesting in my opinion.

2091 days ago
21.

firebaby    

2:30am?! damn right 'first thing in the morning'!!!

2091 days ago
22.

john    

Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.

2091 days ago
23.

Biff    

This Guy's still around, I thought He Died like 20 Years Ago.

2090 days ago
24.

Zebedee Doodah    

I'm D*ckens, he's a THIEF!

2090 days ago
25.

stopthepresses    

What has beautiful, classy, and talented Shirley Jones even seen in this douchebag? She must feel sorry for him.

2090 days ago
26.

Perez Hilton's Bumhole    

Oh Marty Marty. How life is not treating you well. I'm sure he'll show up on TruTV soon.

2090 days ago
27.

Marty Ingels    

Say Harv, the real measure of a journalist is how much of the OTHER guys’ words he’s man enough to print – and most of the street word has it you can’t touch the kind of fair play balls it takes to do any of that. Is that right, Levin?
Let’s see – Here’s my reply:


TO: All the sensible clear-thinking Good Guys who responded to TMZ’s latest celebrity Witch-Hunt with surprising and gratifying fairness to me…

YOU MADE MY HOLIDAY!

…almost WORTH the familiar TMZ attack (on Christmas) to read the thoughts of some of you Angels out there who came out of the very unpredictable woodwork to give me the decent benefit of the herculean farce on the table here… and, in fact, CALL TMZ for the unmerciful witch-hunt.

BOTTOM LINE: Christmas is alive, the sky is not falling, and we send our love to you.

-Marty Ingels/Shirley Jones

2086 days ago
28.

coco    

a part of me says to ignore this guy, he loves any kind of attention.
another says to follow him for entertainment purposes.

Sadly. I don't think Shirley Jones is that kid of person , so I do feel bad for her.

Maybe Shirley doesn't want to be alone, but this is a high price to pay.

2060 days ago
29.

Toronto Canada    

Obviously you, the readers are not up-to-date. Marty did not steal the hat! He explained it very well to TMZ in January on camera....The authorities cleared Marty of any such doing. See if you can find the last TMZ tape from January '09...you'll see why!

2042 days ago
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