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Woman Allegedly Pulls a Gun on Employees For Not Honoring $1 Coupon

You know what they say: A dollar saved is a dollar earned. That must be Mary Frances Alday’s motto considering that the 61-year-old Crawfordville, Florida resident went as far as to pull a gun on Walmart employees after an assistant store manager refused to honor her $1 coupon.

When Mary Frances was told that she couldn’t use the discount at the store because it was an online-only coupon, according to a Sheriff’s report obtained by The Smoking Gun, she lost it. After an alleged verbally abusive attack on the assistant manager that included Mary Frances calling her a “bi***” and “intentionally” ramming her with a shopping cart (ouch!), she was told she was being escorted outside to her car to get her license plate number.

Four employees watched Mary Frances walk to her car and that’s when they say she pulled out a holstered handgun. As she pointed the gun at them, she reportedly yelled, “I have something for y’all.”

Fortunately, Mary Frances took off without hurting anyone, reversing through the parking lot so that her license plate number wouldn’t be seen. When the police finally caught up with her at a traffic stop, Mary Frances allegedly refused to follow commands, saying she had a concealed weapons permit and didn’t have to surrender her gun. “You’re not taking my gun,” she told police.

Although the arresting officer had to use a stun gun on Mary France twice as she fought him and reached for something in the car, she was eventually restrained and cuffed, and the police were able to get her Smith & Wesson .38 revolver from her car’s console.

The unsatisfied shopper was ultimately arrested and charged with four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and one count of battery.

Moral of the story: Was it all really worth $1 off? We think not!

Source: The Smoking Gun

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03.7.2013 / 05:56 AM EDT by Jo Aaron
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