Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

1 Bump

What do you think: Mental Illness, Bizarre Fetish, or College Prank?

Stafford investigates udderly shocking shoplifting cow

By David Pierce
Published: April 27, 2011

Walmart shoppers in Stafford County saw the sight of their lives Tuesday night—a cow, on all fours, trying to score gallons of milk.

An 18-year-old man dressed up in a cow suit stole 26 gallons of milk around 10:35 p.m. from the Garrisonville Walmart, Stafford County Sheriff’s spokesman Bill Kennedy said.

The man was apparently crawling while he exited the store, trying to emulate cattle, Kennedy said.

Soon afterward, witnesses told Stafford sheriff's deputies that the man was handing out the pilfered milk jugs to passersby outside of the Walmart, Kennedy said.

It was unclear Wednesday how he managed to get all of that milk out of the busy store on Garrisonville Road.

Kennedy said that store employees saw the thief “skipping down the sidewalk” in the cow suit before leaving the immediate area.

Stafford County sheriffs said they went to a nearby McDonald’s restaurant for a disturbance call, and the responding officer saw a man — not in a cow suit — there that seemed to match the culprit.

The suspect was taken back to the Walmart, and management confirmed he was the thief of the pasteurized potion.

The cow suit was found in the man’s car, Kennedy said.

Kennedy did not identify the suspect, who was released on a summons to appear in court.

Kennedy admitted the theft was bizarre.

“This is probably one of the most unique efforts of shoplifting I’ve seen,” Kennedy said. “It might've been a prank that went wrong, but it isn't as funny when [the suspect] breaks the law.”

Kennedy said the sheriff's office didn't have surveillance video of the theft, but said it would have been interesting to see.


Asked by Eek_a_Geek at 11:35 PM on Apr. 29, 2011 in Just for Fun

Level 20 (8,522 Credits)
This question is closed.
Answers (8)
  • That. Is. HILARIOUS.

    It was a prank. And a good one lol.

    Answer by Ati_13 at 11:37 PM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • Maybe a statement??? Idk. LOL I would have loved to see it in person though!!!

    Answer by bdflykisses at 11:38 PM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • prank, he probably wanted his 15 min. of fame

    Answer by KiraStadnik at 11:47 PM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • Wow im not sure what it was but would have love to have seen it.

    Answer by EJKZ at 7:44 AM on Apr. 30, 2011

  • At first it sounded like a prank but as I read on it sounded like he was trying to prove a point maybe like an animal activist or maybe he works for peta it don't sound like a mental condition though

    Answer by toybar02 at 10:05 AM on Apr. 30, 2011

  • Whatever is was it's funny!

    Answer by PaCsSupermom at 1:55 PM on Apr. 30, 2011

  • That is just plain weird, but I'm not gonna lie...the image made me snort in laughter, lol!

    Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 1:57 PM on Apr. 30, 2011

  • Good for him, walmart robes millions of people every year!

    Answer by MKSers at 6:51 PM on May. 1, 2011