OCALA, Fla. (CBS Tampa) – Deputies from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office say a man tried to steal a television from Walmart because he wanted to watch the “Dukes of Hazzard.”
Travis Ryan Royal was seen dragging a 48-inch, flat-screen television toward the front door of the store when he was stopped by an employee, according to the arrest report obtained by the Ocala Star Banner. Royal told the employee that he already paid for the television and wanted the security tag taken off.
The report went on to describe Royal as heavily intoxicated and stated that he wandered over to a display holding fried chicken, eating about $3.67 worth of food.
According to the report, Royal told store employees he was going to take the television to a restaurant inside the store to watch the “Dukes of Hazzard.”
Royal has been charged with one count of grand theft and booked into the Marion County Jail. He is being held in lieu of $25,000 bond.
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