Authorities said Peterson ate a can of cashew nuts, put the empty can back on the store shelf and walked out of the business without paying. Because he walked out of the store with unpaid merchandise – in this instance police said it was in his stomach – his actions constitute theft.
I picked up some cashews when I got to Sams this afternoon. Ate a handful. Put them in my cart & kept shopping. (cont’d)— Dale Peterson (@Dale_Peterson) March 28, 2013
an hour later, when I went to checkout, I put the cashews back (forgetting I had eaten a few), purchased $700 of merchandise & went to jail— Dale Peterson (@Dale_Peterson) March 28, 2013