'Bucket List' Attempt Ends in Jail

Lifelong friends try, fail to steal bathing suits from Walmart: police

By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff

Posted May 31, 2013 7:09 AM CDT | Updated Jun 2, 2013 11:35 AM CDT

(Newser) – It's too bad a stint in jail wasn't on the bucket list of two Florida women, because their trip to Walmart on Wednesday would have killed two birds with one stone. Police say lifelong friends Andrea Mobley and Jennifer Denise Morrow's list of things they wanted to do together included the unwise-in-retrospect item of stealing something from a store. But after an employee spotted the 38-year-old Morrow hiding bathing suits in her purse—as the 36-year-old Mobley ate beef jerky—the women were nabbed for petty theft, reports the Ocala Star-Banner.

Morrow told police that stealing "was a bucket list thing on our list of things to do together" while Mobley, who was found wearing a stolen bathing suit under her clothing, claimed she simply wanted to—you guessed it—go swimming. The women have been friends for 30 years, but it remains to be seen whether their friendship will survive as each appears to be blaming the other: "It's not something I wanted to do, but we both decided to do it," says Morrow. Mobley claims the bucket list was her friend's idea; "she said it would be all right."

Friends for 30 years, Andrea Mobley and Jennifer Denise Morrow were charged with petty theft for allegedly stealing from a Walmart.
Friends for 30 years, Andrea Mobley and Jennifer Denise Morrow were charged with petty theft for allegedly stealing from a Walmart.   (Shutterstock)
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