Meet Lonneshia Shafaye Appling. The Georgia woman, 26, was so determined to shoplift beer, bacon, cheese, and chicken wings from a Piggly Wiggly that she punched, spit at, and pepper-sprayed store workers who confronted her as she tried to flee the supermarket Wednesday afternoon, according to cops.
This might give you an idea of why there are no supermarkets in Detroit:
After worker Jonathan Orr tried to stop Appling, she “pulled out some pepper spray and sprayed him in the face.”
Appling kept spraying as several workers tried to keep her from fleeing. The 340-pound Appling also allegedly punched Orr in the face and spit on the 28-year-old employee. As she successfully bolted from the Athens store, Appling “was dropping beer cans out of her purse.”
Responding to a 911 call, a cop reported spotting “a very large black female in a purple dress standing there screaming at two store employees” who followed her outside the Piggly Wiggly, which was filled with a choking cloud of pepper spray.
five packages of cheese; eight cans of Coors Light; vegetable oil; chicken wings; and five packages of bacon.
Good thing she steals Coors Light; drinking regular beer, she might put on weight.
No doubt the $88.27 worth of items she attempted to steal could be paid for several times over for what she will cost the taxpayer every day she is jail. Welfare will carry her through from when she gets out to the next time she’s arrested.
On tips from Wingmann, G. Fox, and Bob Roberts.