posted on Oct, 13 2012 @ 08:15 AM
This was absolutely a case of accidentally sticking a baseball in my pocket while having a handful of other iems, while trying to pick up a mess I
made of the display of baseballs. The baseballs were not in any wrapper, or packaging of any sort.
I have had alot of time to rehash that last visit to walmart, and have concluded that when I disturbed the display and sent baseballs across the
floor, I drew attention from someone who worked there, loss prevention, or just a shelf stocker, I don't know.
Then I put one in my pocket, they then followed me and watched me shop for mantles for my lantern, and batteries.
After I reunited with my wife, I placed the five or six items in my hands in the cart, and we proceeded to the check-out. As soon as I hit the door,
they were around me.
I was told to put all of walmarts stuff in a tupperware bowl, and all my stuff in another bowl. So they got their ball and asked where the rest
was...there was none.
The police officer, frisked me down and confirmed that I was not in possession of any more of their merchandise.
I was then arrested and taken to jail to see the judge in the morning. I bonded out on a $4500.00.
I paid $450.00 plus a $55.00 service fee to use the ATM at the jail.
I could've called a bail bondsman and let them have my money. At least by using the sheriff's ATM, my money, minus confinement fees, and court
costs, was refunded to me.
The money that was in my pocket at the time of my arrest was returned to me minus $2 for laundry, and storage of my personal affects. It was on a VISA
pre-paid card that had several rules you had to follow to get your money back. A deputy urged me to remove the money from the card right away, or risk
losing it to fees.