University of Florida guard Erving Walker was arrested early yesterday morning when he allegedly stole a $3 taco from a street vendor in downtown Gainesville, then ran from police.
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.”
Note to Erving: The old, “I was just playing around” defense doesn’t really works as well when you run from the police.