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Cops: He Stole Her Credit Card, Picked Wrong Place to Use It

Shamon West allegedly tried to pay his bill using his waitress' own card
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 25, 2018 7:37 AM CDT
Updated Jun 30, 2018 12:50 PM CDT
A stock photo of a bill.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – The Arkansas waitress ended up getting a good tip from the table, but one of a different sort. Flora Lunsford, 58, was working a Tuesday morning shift at Shannon's Restaurant in Pine Bluff when she went to process a customer's payment, reports KATV. Thing is, the credit card he handed her reportedly bore her own name. Her purse had been stolen from her car at a nearby gas station two days prior.

Lunsford called the cops on Shamon West, 21, telling them she had "no desire to pay for the fellow's meal," per a release cited by Arkansas Online. Police say West had the rest of the cards from Lunsford's wallet on him at the time of his arrest. That allegedly included her driver's license, which police point out "had her picture on it. Therefore, you would think he should have known what she looked like." West had been charged with forgery and theft by receiving. (Read more weird crimes stories.)

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