Pennsylvania woman who urinated on bucket of potatoes at Walmart turns herself in
A Pennsylvania woman who is accused of urinating into a bin of potatoes in the middle of a Walmart has turned herself in, according to KDKA.
The woman, who is charged with criminal mischief, open lewdness, disorderly conduct and public drunkness, was caught on the store's surveillance video last week. Police have identified her as 20-year-old Grace Brown.
"Ms. Brown along with her attorney came to the station where she identified herself as the person urinating on the potatoes," the West Mifflin Borough Police Department said in a statement.
The video shows Brown relieving herself inside the Walmart produce section at approximately 10:10 p.m. last Wednesday.
Police were tipped off by an employee who noticed a puddle of urine on the store's floor. They then referred to the video, which showed Brown peeing directly into a bin of potatoes. Brown allegedly left the Walmart immediately afterward.
Local police posted photos of the woman to their social media accounts last week, which showed Brown entering the store.
Brown will not be held in jail, and will instead receive her court summons in the mail, according to WPXI. Police said they are still not sure what motivated the act.
Customers at the Walmart, which is located in the Pittsburgh suburb of West Mifflin, were shocked to hear about the crime.
"My first reaction is one, kind of horrified," regular customer Beth Elliot told WPXI. "I realize that some people have issues that might lead them to do things that might be considered unusual."
“That’s really gross; it’s like gross. Why do it? She must be ill or something,” customer Tai Rid Wan told KDKA.
Brown's attorney offered a statement to WTAE-TV on Tuesday.
"She's embarrassed," Brown's attorney, Casey White told the station. "She's a young woman that made a mistake, but she's going to address whatever issues she may or may not have. She's going to move forward."