Woman arrested for riding motorized cart through Wal-Mart while eating chicken, drinking wine

Josseleen Elida Lopez, 20. Image CCSO
Josseleen Elida Lopez, 20. Image CCSO

LECANTO, Fla. (WFLA) – A woman — who told deputies she shot up with meth earlier — ate sushi, cinnamon rolls and the majority of a rotisserie chicken and drank wine while driving a motorized shopping cart at a Walmart, authorities say.

It happened at the Lecanto Walmart on Tuesday and the woman was arrested for shoplifting and drug paraphernalia charges, according to the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office.  Citrus deputies responded after the store loss prevention employee contacted them about an alleged shoplifter he had in custody. The employee told deputies that he had noticed the woman acting suspiciously driving the motorized shopping cart.

A deputy said he could see a half-empty bottle of wine in her cart. He also said he watched her grab a box of sushi from the shelf, eat a piece and put the box back. She did the same with cinnamon rolls and mini muffins. He saw her eat the majority of a rotisserie chicken while on the shopping floor.

The woman, Josseleen Elida Lopez, age 20, consumed $32.36 worth of food and wine while at the store, deputies say.

When the deputies arrested her, they found two empty syringes, one in her purse and one in her backpack. She told detectives she had used the syringes to shoot up meth earlier, officials say.

When they asked her why she took the food she said she was hungry and didn’t want to bring it outside of the store. She told them she knew that what she was doing was wrong.

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