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Florida’s Erving Walker allegedly stole a taco, ran from police


Mike Miller

Florida guard Erving Walker was arrested early Friday morning for allegedly stealing a taco and running from police, the Palm Beach Post reported.

Walker, a senior, was reportedly charged with petty theft and resisting an officer without violence. He was arrested at 1 a.m. ET and was not jailed, the Gainesville Police Department told the paper.

So how does something like this happen? From the paper:

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.”

Walker was the Gators’ starting point guard the last three seasons and helped them reach the Elite Eight that last two. He is first in the program’s history with 547 assist and fourth in points (1,777).

(Thanks to The Big Lead)

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