Florida women blame Walmart beef jerky heist on ‘bucket list’

By David Edwards
Friday, May 31, 2013 9:15 EDT
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Andrea Mobley and Jennifer Denise Morrow (Marion County Jail)
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Two women in Florida told police that they had stolen beef jerky from a Ocala Walmart because it was on a “bucket list” of things they wanted to do before they died.

In a Ocala Police Department report obtained by Ocala.com, Officer Charles Hunt described how 36-year-old Andrea Mobley and 38-year-old Jennifer Denise Morrow were arrested and charged with petty theft on Wednesday.

The report said that a Walmart loss prevention officer observed Mobley eating beef jerky in the store, and Morrow was seen stuffing jerky in her bathing suit and purse. After the women left the store without paying, the police were called.

Morrow explained to Hunt that the two longtime friends had been reunited after 15 years and stealing beef jerky “was a bucket list thing on our list of things to do together.”

“It’s not something I wanted to do, but we both decided to do it,” Morrow told a judge on Thursday.

In a phone interview from the jail, Mobley insisted to Ocala.com that Morrow had come up with the bucket list idea.

“I’m ashamed of this whole situation,” she admitted. “She said it would be all right. We were two stupid women doing something we never did before.”

[Photo credit: Marion County Jail]

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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