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Woman Arrested For Stealing 3 French Fries

Hands off my taters!
French fried potatoes, close-up
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French fried potatoes, close-up

A Maryland woman was arrested last week after apparently being unable to resist the temptation of crispy, hot, fresh, salty French fries.

An unidentified police officer who was dining at the Italian Pizza Kitchen in Washington D.C. last Wednesday when the woman approached and tried to start a conversation, WUSA reported.

During the chat, the woman allegedly reached over, took a French fry and ate it. Then, she did it again.

“I then politely asked D-1 to not do that again because I paid for that food and she was stealing from me and she could be arrested for theft of my food,” the officer wrote in a police report cited by FOX 5.

“Well then you might as well take me to jail,” said the woman, who was not publicly named,

With that, she snagged another fry.

The officer arrested the woman and charged her with second-degree theft. The Washington Post noted that the police report listed the items stolen as “French Fried Potato . . . quantity 3.”

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