Erving Walker’s college basketball career ended six days ago with a harrowing loss to Louisville. Before he contemplates a future playing basketball overseas, the diminutive guard has to deal with this:
According to the arrest report, Walker ordered a $3 taco from a street vendor downtown, received the food, then ran away without paying. When a police officer caught up with him and yelled for him to stop, Walker kept going, the report said.
The arresting officer finally caught Walker with help from “several marked patrol cars.” When the police reached Walker, he told them he was “just playing around,” the report said. The officer wrote that Walker “stated when he ran off with the taco he knew that he had not paid for it and that he was stealing food.”
Just playing around is a spectacular defense after running from police. [Palm Beach Post]