WICHITA FALLS, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a Texas woman ate half a cake while roaming the aisles of a Walmart store and then refused to pay full price for it, claiming she had found it half-eaten.
Happens all the time. I can’t tell you how many times I have gone to Walamrt, found a half eaten cake and thought ” well, why let it go to waste, might as well finish it”. Then I remembered, I would have to go all the way over to where the paper plates and plastic forks are and decided nah, I’m all set.
Wichita Falls police Sgt. Harold McClure says the woman picked up the cake at the store’s bakery last Tuesday and ate half of it before getting to the checkout counter. He says a manager called police after the woman claimed she had found the cake that way and would not pay full price for it.
She isn’t lying. She really did find it in the bakery section. How did she figure she would get a discount for eating half of it? If You go out to eat, you don’t get a discount on the meal because you ate it before the server brought the bill.
Officers ordered her to pay the full price but did not issue her a citation. She was banned from the store and her name wasn’t released.
If you have no shame in walking around Walmart eating cake then refusing to pay for it, then it can’t embarrass you if people know who you are. I got a feeling it won’t surprise anyone you know. I don’t think she has to worry about being banned, there is always another Walmart near by.