Were you to ask me what sort of person would do this, my answer would be either a drunk guy or a Floridian. In this case, I’d be right twice.
Authorities say Travis Ryan Royal of Dunnellon was seen dragging a 48-inch, flat-screen television toward the front door of the Wal-Mart at 9570 SW State Road 200 just before 2 p.m. Friday. When stopped, he told store employees he had paid for the item and needed the security tag taken off, according to Marion County Sheriff’s Office reports.
Royal, who was reportedly heavily intoxicated, then wandered over to a display holding fried chicken and ate $3.67 worth of food, reports state.
When asked where he was going with the television, Royal said he was going to take it to a restaurant inside the store to watch the “Dukes of Hazzard,” according to reports.
For his sake I hope the Marion County Jail has televisions, because that’s where he’s sitting in lieu of $25000 bond after being booked on a charge of grand theft.