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Published March 30, 2012, 08:02 PM

Florida Basketball Guard Charged With Stealing Taco, Running From Police

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida guard Erving Walker has been charged with stealing a taco and running from police. Walker, a senior who ranks first in school history in assists, was arrested and given a notice to appear in court early Friday.

By: Associated Press,

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida guard Erving Walker has been charged with stealing a taco and running from police.

Walker, a senior who ranks first in school history in assists, was arrested and given a notice to appear in court early Friday. He was charged with petty theft and resisting an officer without violence, both misdemeanors. He was not taken to jail.

Gainesville Police say Walker ordered a $3 taco from a street vendor, got the food and ran away without paying. When a police officer caught up with him and told him stop, Walker kept going, according to the police report.

When officers finally caught Walker with help from "several marked patrol cars," he told them he was "just playing around," the report said.

Walker is scheduled to appear in court April 19.


Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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