Joshua Jeroma Wilhoit visited a Walmart in California last week, making his way up and down the aisles, dumping various products worth just over $100 into a giant bag. He was about to walk out of the store with the stolen goods… until employees noticed what he was doing and confronted him. The bag stayed in the store. Wilhoit got the hell out of there.
The only reason he was apprehended by police, who arrived after he had left the store, was because Wilhoit came back to the scene of the crime… to fetch his Bible.
The reporting party said a male suspect left the store wearing a black long-sleeve shirt and black shorts.
The man returned while police were en route and was trying to grab an item from a bag of items he allegedly had attempted to steal.
He was able to get by the reporting party to retrieve his Bible and left toward Panda Express.
Once on scene, officers observed a man matching the description given walking by the restaurant.
Good thing he came back. Without that Bible, how else would he know “Thou shalt not steal”?
It’s telling that the reports say he came back for his Bible. That suggests he didn’t steal the book. He walked in with it. He was going to steal a bunch of stuff with the Bible at his side. For safety, I guess.
(Thanks to Brian for the link)