Ocala FL –
A security guard at an Ocala Walmart noticed something suspicious when he saw an elderly man wearing women’s clothing and makeup taking tags off items. 80-year-old Manuel J. Rodriguez was putting the items into a purse that he took off the shelf from the same store. Rodriguez followed by the security guard went to the frozen food section then proceeded to the check out to pay for his frozen food.
Security stopped Rodriguez before he left the store and held him for the Marion County Sheriff. Rodriguez was charged with Petit theft. When arrested Rodriguez had $800 in his wallet when asked why he was shoplifting he said he didn’t know.
According to the Marion County Clerk of Courts, this is Rodriguez first arrest.