Waitress Catches Thief Trying To Pay With Her Own Stolen Credit Card

Police arrested Shamon West after the waitress whose purse he stole caught him trying to use her credit card.

Pine Bluff, AR – A man was arrested Tuesday when he tried to pay for a meal with a stolen credit card that belonged to his waitress.

The Pine Bluff Police Department said that a 58-year-old waitress named Flora Lunsford had reported her car broken into, and her purse stolen, on Sunday, according to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

Lunsford had parked her vehicle in front of a gas station and went inside, according to KARK-TV.

When Lunsford returned to her car, she found someone had broken into it and stolen her purse, which contained her credit cards and driver’s license, police said.

While she was in the store, a man shoplifted a bottled drink and another man left the gas pumps without paying for his fuel, according to KARK.

Video surveillance from the gas station showed the man from the gas pump breaking into Lunsford’s vehicle, and stealing her purse while she was inside the station.

Then the video showed the man drove his car around to the side of the gas station where he picked up the man who had stolen the beverage, and the two sped away, KARK reported.

Two days later and two blocks away from the gas station where her purse was stolen, Lunsford encountered the thief who had taken it from her.

She was waiting tables at Shannon’s Restaurant when a customer handed Lunsford her own credit card to pay for his meal.

The waitress said she saw her own name and called the police.

Officers arrested 21-year-old Shamon West at the restaurant, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported.

When officers searched West, they found Lunsford’s driver’s license, her other credit cards, and her social security card in his pockets, police said.

"As a side note, the driver's license, as all do, had her picture on it,” the Pine Bluff Police Department said in a press release. “Therefore, you would think he should have known what she looked like. Yet, he still handed her own credit card to her."

West was charged with forgery and theft by receiving, in addition to charges associated with three outstanding warrants he had at the time of his arrest, according to KARK.

He was being held at the Jefferson County jail in lieu of $2,840 bond.

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realDonaldTrump
realDonaldTrump

Wow!

Icare2
Icare2

Can’t fix stupid!

Doc___
Doc___

LMAO

LordSeamus
LordSeamus

Somethings even duct tape can't fix lol !

Jones24
Jones24

Karma!

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

I would love to see the reactions on these peoples faces or hear what they would have to say if they were the ones having credit cards or wallets stolen. I bet they would be in a rage. Idiots.......parents must be busting with pride. Sad thing is they'll go to jail and sue if they think they can get anything due to profiling.

DieselDawg
DieselDawg

Reminds me of the story of the man arrested for breaking into vending machines whose girlfriend tries to pay his bail in all quarters. LOL! really stupid.

Mic911
Mic911

Not the brightest bulb in the box! Added note...never , ever keep your Social Security card in your purse and/or wallet, that makes it way too easy for thieves to steal your identity!!

61mouse
61mouse

Just another thug proving that LEOs have job security

Pat1978
Pat1978

So many of these turds out there.

NTPD935Ret
NTPD935Ret

What is the difference if you give them your SS card? When you start collecting Medicare, which the government mandates you to take, your Medicare card number is your SS number and you have to give that card to everyone in every doctors, hospital or anyplace else you need medical treatment. Why do you think so many senior citizens are victims of identity theft?

shooter
shooter

The US government is in the process of re-issuing SS and Medicare cards that have a different unique ID number, rather than a social security number.

GForce48
GForce48

When will the community protests begin supporting this criminal and defending his actions begin?