Crawfordville, FL - Wakulla County police have arrested 61-year-old Mary Frances Alday after they say she pulled a gun on Walmart employees who said she couldn’t use an Internet coupon.
Last Friday, Alday reportedly began verbally abusing a female employee who refused to honor a “dollar off” coupon. She then got into an argument with the assistant manager, Tracy Stockslager, calling her “a bitch and other foul names” before intentionally striking her with a shopping cart.
Alday was escorted from the store and warned Stockslager not to follow her. Stockslager followed anyway, informing Alday she was going to get her license plate number. Alday warned, “If you follow me, I have something in my car for you.”
She wasn’t joking, either. Alday pulled a loaded .38 Special from her vehicle and began waving it at Stockslager along with three other Walmart employees who had gathered at the store’s entrance. ”I have something for y’all,” Alday reportedly told the employees who quickly re-entered the store.
Alday drove out of the parking lot without harming anyone, but was stopped by police a short while later. The officer asked her if she had a weapon in the car. “Yes, I have a concealed weapons permit, and you are not taking my gun,” Alday replied. “You’re not taking my gun.”
After continuing to not comply with the officer’s requests, and after reaching for something on the passenger side of her vehicle, Alday got her ass Tased and was dragged from her car – but not before hitting the arresting officer several times.
Mary Frances Alday is now facing four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, one count of battery, one count of battery on a law enforcement officer, and resisting arrest with violence.