Accused robber hops on back of stranger’s motorcycle to make getaway
GLASGOW, Ky. – A woman who has been banned from every Walmart in the country is accused of attempting to defraud the Glasgow Walmart out of a $27 gift card, shoving people out of her way to exit the store and attempting to entice a man she didn’t know with the $27 gift card to provide her a getaway on the back of his motorcycle.
Yvonne Wilson, 45, was charged Saturday with second-degree robbery, second-degree criminal trespassing and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Wilson is accused of walking inside Walmart with an empty bag, removing a can of Raid off of a shelf and then taking that product to customer service to return it where she received a gift card for $27.14, according to her arrest citation.
When a loss prevention employee from the store approached Wilson, she at first walked with him before breaking away and shoving multiple people including customers and a store employee out of her way, according to her citation.
She then hopped onto the back of a motorcycle being driven by an unknown man, handed him the gift card and begged him to drive away. When the driver didn’t move, Wilson got off the motorcycle and took off running before the loss prevention employee caught up to her, according to her citation.
Wilson was banned from every Walmart in the United States in Glendale, Ariz. on July 20, 2014.
When police arrived and searched Wilson’s purse, they found a syringe cap, and Wilson said she had used a syringe earlier in the day to inject methamphetamine.
She was lodged in the Barren County Jail. Her bond is set at $2,500.