In The News: Sushi, Wine & Meth
LECANTO (CBSMiami) – A woman was arrested at a Lecanto Walmart on Tuesday after eating sushi, most of a rotisserie chicken and cinnamon rolls while drinking wine and driving a motorized shopping cart around the store.
The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office arrested the woman on shoplifting and drug paraphernalia charges.
Deputies arrived at the store on Tuesday after receiving a call from a loss prevention employee who informed them of the alleged shoplifter that he had in custody.
The woman, identified as Josseleen Elida Lopez, 25, was held after consuming $32.36 worth of food and wine. She told detectives that she is homeless.
The employee observed Lopez acting strangely and noticed a half-empty bottle of wine inside the motorized cart.
She was found to have consumed cinnamon rolls, mini muffins, a rotisserie chicken with sauce and two bottles of S. Home wine.
Deputies found two empty syringes after arresting Lopez, one in her purse and one in her backpack. She told detectives that she had used the syringes earlier to inject crystal meth.
Lopez told the deputies that she was hungry and didn’t want to bring the food outside when asked why she drove around the store eating and drinking wine.
She further acknowledged that she knew what she was doing was wrong.