Betty Lou Lynn from Andy Griffith Show Robbed in 'Mayberry'
Betty Lou Lynn Robbed in Mount Airy
Betty Lou Lynn, who played Thelma Lou on The Andy Griffith Show, was robbed in Mount Airy,
Virginia North Carolina. Mount Airy was the inspiration for the fictional town of Mayberry, where The Andy Griffith Show was set.
Betty Lou Lynn, 83, was at the New Market Crossing shopping center when a man ran up and snatched her wallet. Police chased the man, identified as Shirley Walter Guynn, after a short chase. Guynn was arrested for robbery.
Betty Lou Lynn had moved to Mt. Airy from Los Angeles in 2007 to get away from all the crime. The wallet contained $130 in cash, but somehow only $43 was recovered.
After a brief investigation, Shirley Walter Guynn, 45, of 88 Childress Lane in Cana, Va., was charged with common-law robbery, a felony, by arresting officer R.T. Bledsoe. Guynn was confined in the Surry County Jail under a $10,000 secured bond, and was still being held there Wednesday evening, according to a jail spokesman.