William Edward Hicks of Fort Walton Beach, Floriduh, was arrested Friday (April 25) after stealing a single doughnut from a local Wal-Mart.
According to The New York Daily News:
The store’s loss prevention officers reported seeing Hicks take the pastry out of a case before wandering back to the sporting goods section.
There they said he opened a laser sight package before putting it back on the shelf, but “not the the doughnut,” according to the arrest report.
“Hicks then departed the store through the Garden Department, passing all points of sale with the doughnut.”
He was reportedly confronted in the parking lot by the store’s security but defied their orders to go back inside and instead made a run for it.
Hicks was shortly after arrested in a neighboring parking lot before a deputy reported him struggling in his backseat, so much so that he injured his forehead while banging his head against the backseat’s wire cage.
Hicks had been charged with larceny in 1994 and 1995. The items he stole previously were not specified.