Florida Woman Pulls Gun at Walmart Over $1 Coupon

Mary Frances Alday in jail on multiple charges
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 6, 2013 8:27 AM CST
In this Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 photo a woman pushes a shopping cart away from the entrance of a Walmart store in North Kingstown, RI.   (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

(Newser) – Take Florida, add in Walmart, and you have a recipe for a bizarre crime story: This time around, a woman was arrested after pulling a gun on Walmart employees ... because they wouldn't take her coupon. The kicker: The coupon was only for $1 off. Mary Frances Alday reportedly got upset and started "verbally abusing" the assistant manager while being escorted out of the store Friday; she also hit the employee with a shopping cart, according to her arrest report. Then she allegedly went to her car and retrieved a handgun, which she promptly started waving at four employees outside.

She got back in her car and left the scene, but was soon stopped by authorities. Asked if she had a gun, Alday replied, "Yes, I have a concealed weapons permit, and you are not taking my gun," USA Today reports. Oh, but they did: When Alday refused to get out of her SUV and started reaching for something, she got Tasered twice and eventually pulled from the vehicle, handcuffed, arrested, and hit with quite a few charges. She's currently in jail. For more Florida + Walmart fun, click here and here. (Read more Florida stories.)

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