‘What beer?’ Man accused of drunken joyride on electric cart, threatening Walmart worker

Posted at 4:56 PM, May 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-16 16:56:45-04

FARMINGTON, N.M. – A New Mexico man was arrested after police say he took a drunken shoplifting joyride on an electric shopping cart inside a Walmart, according to KOAT.

Police responded to the store earlier this month around 11:30 p.m. after receiving reports of a man threatening a store employee with a knife.

An employee told police they noticed 53-year-old Tommy Singer, of Farmington, drinking a beer driving around the store in an electric cart. When that employee confronted Singer about the alcohol, he replied, “What beer?” and started walking away.

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Singer then, allegedly, began to get aggressive with the employee and eventually pulled out a pocket knife, pointed it at him and threatened the employee to stay back, the complaint states.

When police arrived, they took Singer into custody and found $106 worth of stolen merchandise.

Among the stolen items were eyeliner, lipstick, four watches and Budweiser.

Singer was charged with armed robbery and tampering with evidence.