Texas Walmart Bans Woman for Eating Half a Cake and Demanding Half-Off

By GQ Pan

Police in Wichita Falls, Texas, have banned a woman from a Walmart store after she reportedly ate half of a cake and then demanded to pay half price.

Wichita Falls police said that the woman, whose name remains unreleased, went to the store’s bakery section shortly before 8 p.m. on June 25 and selected a cake, reported Times Record News.

She then allegedly ate half of it while walking toward the register, WWOR reported, citing Wichita Falls Police Department. Once at the register, the women said she would only pay for the remaining half, despite eating it on her way to the checkout.

The store staff reported the theft to the police.

Confronted by police officers, the woman eventually agreed to pay the full price. Although no arrest or citation was made, the woman was barred from the Walmart location, reported WWOR.

This isn’t the first time a Walmart in Wichita Falls had to ban someone for misbehaving on store property. Early this year, a woman was banned after riding a shopping cart in the store’s parking lot while drinking wine from a Pringles can.

Police officers were called to the Texas store around 9 a.m. on Jan. 11, according to the Times Record News.

Employees told officers that the woman had been riding the electric disabilities cart and drinking for “several hours” before they called the police, the paper reported.

Officer Jeff Hughes told the news outlet that police were told by 911 dispatchers that the woman had been riding around in the store’s parking lot since 6:30 a.m.

The electric shopping carts are generally reserved for people with disabilities, and officers said she was drinking from an empty Pringles can.

Officers located the woman in a nearby restaurant. She was then told she was banned from the Walmart.

The story received national attention, with late-night host Stephen Colbert poking fun at the incident while drinking from a can of the chips on the show.

“Wine in a Pringles can lady, here’s to you!” the “The Late Show” wrote on Twitter at the time.

Pringles also leveraged the incident in a Facebook marketing campaign, posting a photo illustration of two Pringles cans with wine stems clinking.

“Toasting has never been so tasty,” reads the caption.

The Epoch Times reporter Tom Ozimek contributed to this report.