Cops: Woman 'Consumed Everything She Could' in Walmart

Josseleen Elida Lopez tells police she knew it was wrong
By Luke Roney,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 28, 2015 7:24 AM CST

(Newser) – From psychosis to tooth decay, the ravages of meth are well documented. Here's a new one: Police say a 25-year-old woman told them she shot up meth, after which she allegedly drove a motorized shopping cart through a Florida Walmart while gorging on purloined grub and guzzling five-finger-discount wine, WNCN reports. Police arrested Josseleen Elida Lopez last Tuesday on retail petit theft and drug paraphernalia (two empty syringes) charges. A loss prevention officer at the mega-retailer's Lecanto location allegedly saw her driving the motorized cart with a half-empty bottle of wine inside, according to WPTV.

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Now on the case, store security reportedly observed Lopez grab a package of sushi, eat a piece, and then return it to the shelf. Next on the menu were mini muffins and cinnamon rolls, consumed in the same fashion as the sushi. Then the main course: a whole rotisserie chicken, which she ate most of. By the end of the meal, Lopez had allegedly drained two bottles of wine. All told, she consumed $32.36 in food and drink, per the Citrus County Sheriff's Office probable cause affidavit. When police asked Lopez why she did it, her response, per the affidavit: "She stated that she was hungry and did not want to take any of the items outside of the store, but did consume everything she could while inside the store." She added that she knew it was wrong. Lopez is being held on $1,500 bond. (Read more weird crimes stories.)

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