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This Week’s Wacky Wednesday: Shoplifting at Walmart and Breaking Bad

This is one of those stories that is so strange and amazing that you have to double check to see if it really happened. It seems more like an urban legend more than something someone would really do. However, if you read this blog often enough, you will learn that you can never underestimate just how stupid people can be. They do things that you would never in a million years dream of, or even think possible in some cases. Let’s look at the case of a woman who decided that she should “break bad” while in Walmart waiting for the cops. Here is how she decided to emulate Breaking Bad in her own unique way.

Step One – Shoplift

The unnamed 32-year-old woman was in Walmart and soon caught the attention of the loss prevention officers that worked in the store. It is their job to find and catch shoplifters, and they believed that she was stealing. In fact, they say that she tried to walk out of the store with makeup and a purse that she did not actually buy.

Step Two – Get Caught

The loss prevention officers approached her and brought her to the security office. They called the police, who said they would come out to pick up the suspect. This was the sort of thing that happened from time to time, and it wasn’t too out of the ordinary at that point. They figured that they would be able to get to have charges filed, the woman would probably receive a ticket or go to jail, and that would be the end of it.

It was not the end of it.

Step Three – Cook Meth

If you were stuck in a security office awaiting the arrival of the police, chances are good that you would be nervous. You would be upset that you did something that got yourself in trouble. You might even be sad and embarrassed.

However, it is highly unlikely that the first thought that entered your mind would be to start cooking meth. Yet, that’s just what seems to have happened with this woman. She had a task in mind and she set out to complete it. As messed up as it was, there was certainly some dedication to her art.

MacGyver, television hero from the 80s, might have had a mullet, and he might have looked like he knew his way around a trailer park, but that doesn’t mean he knew how to make meth. This woman, on the other hand, would have made of Mac proud with her ingenuity when it came to cooking meth. That’s right, with only a few ingredients and a 20-ounce soda bottle, she was able to cook herself a batch of meth right there in the office while she waited for the police. After all, what else are you going to do when you have a little bit of extra time to kill.

The Walmart staff saw what she was doing and were probably just as shocked as anyone else. They quickly evacuated the store because there was the potential for the process to cause a fire or an explosion, even though it would have been relatively small scale. Fortunately, there was not a fire and the evacuation went smoothly. No one was injured. When firefighters and police arrived, they also found supplies for making meth in the woman’s car. She was arrested, unsurprisingly.

This just goes to show that you never know what is going on in a person’s mind, or what is in their purse.