Tulsa, OK— A woman too broke to purchase the ingredients necessary to whip up a batch of meth is accused of swiping the items from the shelves at Walmart and setting up a mini-lab right inside the store.
Store surveillance video reportedly captured 45-year-old Elizabeth Alisha Halfmoon walking into the store at about noon on Thursday. For the next six hours or so, Halfmoon wandered through the store collecting the items on her shopping list.
It took a minute, but security personnel eventually figured the woman was up to something stupid and put in a call to the police.
Halfmoon was half-way to completion by the time police arrived. Deputies made contact with the woman just moments after she had mixed two bottles of sulfuric acid and starter fluid.
“When firefighters were on the scene she made statements to them that is what she was doing, she was attempting to obtain these chemicals and was in the process of trying to manufacture meth,” said Officer David Shelby. “However, she said she was not very good at it.”
Stoopid tweeker forgot to swipe the most important ingredient – pseudoephedrine. Derp.
Halfmoon and her ingredients were immediately removed from the premises. One of the responding officers reported feeling a “burning sensation” after handling one of the bottles – the mixture inside apparently burned through the bottle and his glove. He was treated for chemical burns and is said to be just fine.
Police say Halfmoon was arrested in a smurf sting just last month. (Smurfs = meth cooks or recruits who purchase pseudoephedrine). She had just bonded out on December 6. Hope they kept her cot warm…
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