by Chinwe Okafor
Couldn’t they have picked any other worthy cause?
A couple was arrested for shoplifting 57 blocks of cheese from a Walmart in Fort Oglethorpe, Tennessee, earlier this week.
Joshua and Erika Caldwell, both 21, were arrested outside the store, with a local police chief reporting security approached Joshua Caldwell, “asked him what was going on, and he said, ‘Well, I got caught shoplifting.'” Which, well, points for honesty but they’re mostly moot in this scenario given the bad behavior that led to it.
In addition to the cart he was caught with, police found cheese in the Caldwells’ car. Lots of cheese — “stuffed in the floorboards, in bags and throughout the vehicle,” and with a value of $300 total. And in addition to all that dairy goodness, police also found 10 bottles of laundry detergent, clothes, and a candle, which were all also reportedly shoplifted. (Police also found marijuana, meaning the couple were also booked on drugs charges — both have since made bail.)
Wonder what they wanted that quantity of cheese for.