Police recently arrested Mary Alday, 61, for allegedly pointing a Smith & Wesson .38 caliber gun at Walmart employees after they refused to honor her coupon for $1 off.
According to TheSmokingGun.com, Alday was arrested on March 1 and charged with four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, as well as one count of battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest.
The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Department said that Alday “became verbally abusive” toward the store’s assistant manager, Tracy Stockslager, who said the store’s policy prevented them from honoring the coupon.
Alday allegedly hit Stockslager with her shopping cart while being escorted out of the Walmart store and warned the staff not to follow her.
When Stockslager said she intended to get Alday’s license plate number, Alday said, “If you follow me, I have something in my car for you.”
After going outside, Alday reportedly pulled the gun out of her car and pointed it at the Walmart staff before leaving the scene in a 2011 Ford Escape.
When police pulled her over later that evening, Alday told Sgt. Danny Harrell: “Yes, I have a concealed weapons permit, and you are not taking my gun.”
She also refused to give up the weapon's location when asked where it was.
Sgt. Harrell chose to use a taser on Alday when she “reached over the console for something in the passenger seat." The gun was found in a console in the center of the vehicle.