A Florida man engaged in what law enforcement officials are calling a "bad idea" by trying to steal from a Walmart that was crawling with police officers.
Local news station WNDU reports that the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office this week detained a man it is identifying solely as "Brad" decided to steal from the Walmart in St. Cloud, Florida while it was hosting a "Shop with a Cop" event in which children in the community go Christmas shopping with local officers.
The man tried to steal from the store at a time when roughly 40 officers were present, along with Osceola County Sheriff Marcos Lopez.
The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office mocked the suspect in a post on its Facebook page in which it chided him to try stealing from a store where dozens of law enforcement officers were nearby.
"Brad decided to steal from our good neighbors and partners at Walmart in St. Cloud while we were conducting the Shop With a Cop event with the children of our community," the office wrote. "Bad idea, Brad!"