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Friday, April 20, 2018

Florida guard Erving Walker arrested for allegedly stealing a $3 taco

If there is anything positive to be taken from Erving Walker getting arrested, it’s that he at least waited until the season was over to do something completely idiotic. I’d never condone stealing, but if you’re going to steal something and risk going to the slammer, you might as well grab something better than a taco. Maybe a PlayStation 3? Some movies? Again, this is only if you must steal.

According to the Palm Beach Post, Walker was arrested early Friday morning in Gainesville after stealing a $3 taco from a street vendor. The police report says Walker took the food, ran off without paying, and kept going when an officer yelled for him to stop. Once multiple patrol cars caught up to him, Walker reportedly told police he was “just messing around” He also admitted he knew he took the food without paying. He was charged with petty theft and resisting an officer without violence and given a notice to appear.

Why steal a taco at 1 o’clock in the morning? Walker’s excuse that he was just playing around sounds like something a moron or a drunk dude would say, but I almost believe him. Either he was starving and realized he had no cash on him at the last second, or someone must have put him up to it. Otherwise, it’s hard to explain.

H/T The Big Lead
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