Florida woman arrested for eating, drinking wine in Walmart store
LECANTO, Fla. - Sheriff’s deputies in Florida arrested a woman at a Walmart on Tuesday after she was accused of eating sushi, the better part of a rotisserie chicken and chicken rolls while drinking wine and driving a motorized shopping cart around the store.
The Citrus Country Sheriff’s Office said they booked 25-year-old Josseleen Lopez on charges of shoplifting and drug paraphernalia possession.
Deputies arrived at the store after they received a call from a loss prevention employee who informed them the alleged shoplifter was in their custody. They said the woman had consumed $32.36 worth of food and wine by the time they nabbed her. She told investigators she was homeless.
Lopez was found to have consumed cinnamon rolls, mini muffins, a rotisserie chicken with sauce and two bottles of S. Home brand wine.
Deputies said they found two empty syringes in the woman’s purse and backpack after they arrested her. She told arresting deputies that she had used the syringes earlier in the day to inject crystal methamphetamine.
When asked why she went on the food and drink rampage in the store, Lopez told deputies that she was hungry and didn’t want to bring the food outside. She also acknowledged that she knew what she was doing was wrong.