Walmart. For many, the ubiquitous retailer of just about everything is the place to go for convenience and low prices.You can buy a new shotgun, get your tires rotated, and pick up your groceries. And, if you get really bored, you can hop on an electric shopping cart, fill a Pringles can with wine, and really live-it-up.
“Police in Texas received a strange call on Friday that involved a woman drinking wine in the parking lot of a Walmart,” Fox writes.
A woman caused quite a stir at a Walmart in Wichita Falls after she rode the electric cart around the parking lot while drinking wine from a Pringles can.
What vintage goes well with Pringles? It may not matter. And Walmart’s sommelier would likely discourage the practice.
The other detail curiously absent from the reporting on this incident is motive. As many reports as there are about what transpired, including this one, few are questioning why the woman was drunkenly navigating slow-speed electric vehicles through the parking lot. And that may always remain a mystery.
The fact remains that the woman was riding the cart and drinking her wine, the employees told police, for hours. She had an early start, too; the call to police was made at 9:00 a.m., but the employees had first noticed the odd behavior at 6:30 that morning.
It remains unclear where she got the wine, or why she chose a Pringles can to drink it from.
By the time the officers responded to the call, she’d made her way to a restaurant nearby. They informed her that she was banned from the Walmart.
While the police do have the duty to police the property, they did not arrest the woman. Reports suggest she was given a verbal warning and told that she could no longer darken Walmart’s doorstep.
This might have been a sound tactic on the part of the Wichita Fall PD. They don’t have enough jail space to be arresting all of the characters you can find at Walmart.