‘What beer?’: Man accused of drunken joyride on electric cart, threatening Walmart worker


A Farmington man was arrested after police say he took a drunken shoplifting joyride inside a Walmart in an electric shopping cart. Full Credit: San Juan County Adult Detention Center

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FARMINGTON, N.M. — A New Mexico man was arrested after police said he took a drunken shoplifting joyride on an electric shopping cart inside a Walmart, according to KOAT.

Police responded to the store earlier this month around 11:30 p.m. after receiving reports of a man threatening a store employee with a knife.

An employee told police people noticed 53-year-old Tommy Singer, of Farmington, drinking a beer while driving around the store in an electric cart. When an employee confronted Singer about the alcohol, he replied, “What beer?,” and started walking away.

Singer then allegedly began to get aggressive with the employee and eventually pulled out a pocket knife, pointed it at the employee and threatened him to stay back, a complaint states.

When police arrived, they took Singer into custody and found $106 worth of stolen merchandise. Among the stolen items were eyeliner, lipstick, four watches and Budweiser.

Singer was charged with armed robbery and tampering with evidence.

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