Meth user arrested after joyride on Walmart motorized cart

Hungry and high, a Florida woman ate and drank $44.53 worth of food and wine at a local Walmart.
By Brooks Hays   |   Dec. 27, 2015 at 10:06 PM

LECANTO, Fla., Dec. 27 (UPI) -- For one Florida woman, a wild weekend joyride through an area Walmart ended with shoplifting and drug paraphernalia charges and jail.

Citrus County police arrested 25-year-old Josseleen Elida Lopez after she was detained by a Walmart employee who found her eating stolen food and drinking stolen wine while cruising through the store in a motorized shopping cart.

Lopez was found to have drunk two bottles of wine and eaten sushi, a rotisserie chicken, cinnamon rolls and mini muffins. Lopez's damages totaled $44.53.

Police officers also found two used syringes in Lopez's possession. The 25-year-old admitted using the syringes to inject crystal meth earlier in the day.

Lopez told officers she knew what she was doing was wrong but took and ate the food because she was hungry.

Walmart and meth-related incidents aren't exactly uncommon. Earlier this year, authorities found a mini meth lab in the bathroom of an Indiana store. In June, a Missouri woman was arrested for trying to make meth in her purse inside a Walmart.

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