I, Fat Bastard, am putting this incident into proper perspective and exposing the persecution of this plump pretty... My comments are in red. I have since fired off and angry missive to Piggly Wiggly's corporate headquarters. I have oinked hard at them!
340lb shoplifter 'attacked store workers with pepper spray' as she 'tried to steal beer, bacon, cheese and chicken wings from Piggly Wiggly'By Helen Pow
A 340-pound Georgia woman 'punched, spat at and pepper-sprayed' Piggly Wiggly staff as she attempted to make off with stolen beer, bacon, cheese and chicken wings. (She was hungry and only defending herself from fat haters)
Lonneshia Shafaye Appling, 26, shoved nearly $90 worth of fat-laden food and drink in a canvas bag at the grocery store in Athens on Wednesday afternoon before she 'attempted to check out, only putting one item on the counter,' according to police. (Fat fattens best)
But a Piggly Wiggly staff member who had been informed of the theft by a customer quizzed her about the goods she was hiding, prompting her to make a run for the exit, the smokinggun.com reported. (She was scared and hungry. Give this hot hungry hog a break!)
Foodie: Lonneshia Shafaye Appling, 26, pictured, ALLEGEDLY assaulted Piggly Wiggly staff who tried to stop her stealing bacon, cheese and chicken wings
When another worker, Jonathan Orr, tried to stop her, she 'pulled out some pepper spray and sprayed him in the face' then punched and spat a fellow staff member, Nick Wolfe. (This a a case of self-defense and the only reason she had pepper spray was for the chicken wings)
Finally managing to exit the store, the morbidly obese woman was seen 'dropping beer cans out of her purse'. (She was only trying to share!)
The two staff members followed Appling out of the Piggly Wiggly, which was at that point a cloud of pepper spray. (The probably smelled like food!)
Firefighters later had to ventilate the store with fans, according to onlineathens.com.
Prolific: The career shoplifter, pictured, has outstanding arrest warrants in three Georgia counties
Shopping: Ms Appling was arrested for shoplifting at the Piggly Wiggly store on Lexington Road in Athens, pictured
Responding to a 911 call, police reported spotting a 'very large black female in a purple dress standing there screaming at two store employees'. The woman ignored several commands by officers to place her hands behind her back so they could handcuff her. (Stupid cops!! She's too fat to put her arms behind her back. SHEEEESH!)
A back up officer was finally required to help place the heavy-set woman into custody.
The prolific shoplifter, with outstanding warrants in three Georgia counties, was arrested and taken to the local police station.
There, officers counted five packets of cheese, eight cans of Coors Light, two packets of chicken wings, five packages of bacon and vegetable oil among her stash.
Tubby: The 26-year-old, pictured, was found with five packets of cheese, eight cans of Coors Light, two packets of chicken wings, five packages of bacon and vegetable oil
As well as theft, Appling was charged with a range of crimes including aggravated assault, simple battery, disorderly conduct and obstructing a law enforcement officer.
At the police station, the feisty woman told officers to add whatever charges they wanted 'because she was going to plea bargain and half of the charges would be dropped anyway.' (Fat girls are smart)
She also asked Officer Nathaniel Franco to make his report 'more interesting', so that her arrest would be featured in the department’s compendium of notable incidents. (Obviously she is a political prisoner. She's a fat modern day Joan of Arc who's on a brave quest for martyrdom and to promote fat rights and glorify fattitude)