Couple accused of theft after Walmart engagement

BAY CITY, Mich., January 8 (UPI) – Michigan officers stated a pair who obtained engaged at Walmart with a speakerphone proposal celebrated their engagement by stealing jewellery, underwear and intercourse toys.

The Bay County Sheriff’s Workplace stated William J. Cornelius Jr., 25, bought a $ 29.62 engagement ring on the Walmart in Bay Metropolis on December 30 and obtained permission from staff to make use of the shop loudspeaker for suggest to his girlfriend, Sheri Moore, 20.

Surveillance footage from the shop exhibits Cornelius kneeling and different consumers applauding the couple after Moore accepts the provide.

Investigators stated safety cameras additionally recorded Moore hid earrings and a Walmart necklace in her purse earlier than the couple left the shop with out paying for the gadgets.

The couple then visited a close-by Spencer retailer, the place Cornelius allegedly stole $ 80.93 of things, together with a pair of “Bride-to-Be” thong panties, edible underwear and a vibrating intercourse toy.

MPs discovered Moore strolling via the mall with a Spencer’s worker chasing him and Cornelius was discovered within the meals courtroom, the place he apparently fell asleep whereas tying his footwear.

Cornelius reportedly blamed his actions for receiving the ache reliever tramadol throughout a current hospital go to.

Cornelius was charged with retail fraud whereas Moore, who stated she had no involvement in thefts, was charged with theft.

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