For some people, a dollar is a lot of money. For Crawfordville, Florida woman Mary Frances Alday, 61, (“Dirty Mary?”) it’s enough to get really, really mad over. When a Walmart (shocker) employee denied her of her one dollar off Internet coupon, she went to get her gun.
When denied of her coupon, Alday took the conventional, normal route and called the manager a b*tch. Then she did the second most rational thing, and slammed a shopping cart into her. Could you blame her? That b*tch wouldn’t redeem her coupon!
Not wanting to hear any more of her rant, the Walmart employees, plural – since more than one was needed to remove this 61-year-old woman, escorted Alday out of the building, to her contempt. Once at her Florida Escape, she removed her loaded Smith & Wesson .38 Special and waved it around, pointing it at the employees. In her defense, she did warn them, yelling “If you follow me, I have something in my car for you.”
With the loaded gun pointed at the Walmart employees, Alday announced “I have something for y’all”. The Walmart employees retreated, and Alday made her escape. Unfortunately for her, the police were called and soon pulled her over. When asked if she had a firearm, honest Alday said she did, but refused to tell where it was, hand it over, or step out of the vehicle. A Taser later, and she was out, but still managed to assault the officer a few times once on the ground.
Today Alday faces four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, one count of battery, one count of battery on a law enforcement officer, and resisting arrest with violence. For Alday, this may be the most expensive dollar she never got to save.
Guest post by Jeana Brookes, a law enthusiast and avid blogger. Read more of her material at www.jeanas-world-of-law.