Gotta Steal ‘Em All: 26-Year-Old Ocala Man Arrested in Pokemon Card Theft
So, you know the Pokemon motto, “Gotta Catch ‘Em All,” right? Well, it seems like Louis Carmona of Ocala Florida, took it a bit too literally. Forget catching them, he decided to swipe ’em instead, and his grand heist went down at none other than the local Walmart.
Last week in Ocala, our man, 26-year-old,Louis Carmona, thought he could be the very best, like no one ever was… At stealing Pokemon cards. You know, those magical pieces of cardboard that transport you back to the ’90s and make you feel like an absolute legend? Yeah, those.
According to WCJB, Carmona, fueled by a burning desire for Pikachu and friends, strolls into Walmart on Southwest Highway 200 on a mission. A mission to snag $200 worth of Pokemon cards. The Ocala man’s got taste, you’ve got to give him that.
Now, our friend Louis isn’t into complicated plans or elaborate heists. No, he’s a man of simplicity. Armed with his wits and a sly grin, he heads over to the self-checkout, thinking he’s outsmarted the system. But guess what? He didn’t.
Ocala Man Arrested:
Surveillance footage caught our Pokemon bandit red-handed, or should I say, yellow-tailed? There he is, fumbling with the cards, trying to pull off the ultimate disappearing act at the self-checkout. But technology prevailed, and Pikachu would not be proud.
Marion County Sheriff’s deputies, swooped in like Team Rocket to foil Carmona’s Pokemon heist. They slapped him with a charge of retail petit theft, proving that crime doesn’t pay, especially when it involves animated creatures and a stack of stolen trading cards.
Now, we’re not legal experts, but we’re pretty sure “I wanted to be the very best, like no one ever was” isn’t a valid defense in court. Sorry, Louis, but the judge probably won’t be impressed by your dedication to Pokemon mastery.
So if you’re going to try and catch ’em all, maybe stick to legal means.