A Tennessee woman was so desperate for a cup of coffee, police say she stole an electric shopping scooter from Walmart and attempted to drive to a Waffle House in the early hours of Friday morning.
Sally Selby, 45, was arrested on charges of theft after she was pulled over by officers on a highway in Crossville, in the midst of a suspected 5am motorized shopping cart joyride.
Less than an hour before, Selby was seen on a surveillance camera entering the Walmart in Obed Plaza, getting into a scooter, and driving around the store with it whilst shopping.
According to police, she was then seen driving the scooter out of the front door after 30 minutes where she conducted a brief test-drive in the parking lot.
Sally Selby, 45, was arrested early Friday morning on charges of theft when she was pulled over by officers on a highway in Crossville
Officers say they found her driving in the slow lane of Highway 127 in a Walmart shopping scooter (similar to the file photo above) at 5am
Selby then ventured out on Highway 127’s slow lane where she was stopped by police, who had received a call from a motorist who overtook Selby on her alleged jaunt.
The 45-year-old revealed to officers that she was on her way to a nearby Waffle House restaurant to buy a cup of coffee.
When questioned about her transportation, Selby is said to have told officers that the scooter had been built for her by a friend and that someone had ripped the lights off the front.
Selby was seen on a surveillance camera entering the Walmart in Obed Plaza (above), getting into a scooter and later driving it out into the parking lot
She told police she was driving to a nearby Waffle House to get coffee
However Walmart employees later confirmed to police that the cart belonged to the store.
The scooter was returned and Selby was booked at the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office.
It’s not yet clear whether the Selby will face any additional charges in relation to the incident.