20-year-old woman caught on camera squatting and urinating on potatoes at Pennsylvania Walmart
Following her admission of the crime, 20-year-old Grace Brown was charged with criminal mischief, open lewdness, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness
WEST MIFFLIN, PENNSYLVANIA: In a bizarre act, a woman was reportedly caught on camera urinating into a bin of potatoes at a Walmart store in Pennsylvania on July 24. On Tuesday, July 30, the perpetrator, identified as Grace Brown, showed up at the West Mifflin Police station along with her attorney and admitted to the crime she was accused of.
According to a press release by the police department, the 20-year-old Brown was charged with criminal mischief, open lewdness, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness, as recommended by the Allegheny County District Attorney's office.
According to the Post-Gazette, the police said that although Brown identified herself as the woman in the video, she had no recollection of peeing into a bin of spuds at Walmart on Century Drive around 10 pm — an incident that was said to be caught on camera.
West Mifflin police Chief Anthony Topolnak said on Tuesday that the accused might not have been aware of her actions after entering the store. The potatoes in question were kept in a bin at the floor level. "Honestly I think she thought it was a toilet," Topolnak said. “She pulls down her pants, squats, sits there, does her thing, pulls up her pants and leaves."
Casey White, Brown's lawyer said that a "series of poor decisions" led her client to the "regrettable situation" she had landed herself in and that she was taking effective steps to ensure that nothing like this is repeated in the future. "This was not a stunt," he said.
"It was not an attempt to be a viral internet sensation. She has no malicious ill will toward Walmart. This was just a young lady who made some poor decisions. Clearly, she doesn't want to see herself portrayed in that light. She's a young lady with a full-time job. She's a high school graduate. She's working to make her life better."
The police responded to the store on July 25 after receiving reports of some sort of mischief. Upon arriving at the scene, a Walmart Loss Prevention Officer told authorities that after being informed by an employee that on the day before, urine was noticed on the floor near the potatoes in the produce area, the LPO checked the security footage and discovered a woman relieving herself on a bin of the vegetable.
Photos from the surveillance footage were then shared by the West Mifflin Police on their Twitter page in an attempt to seek public assistance in identifying the woman seen in the video.
In a statement to Fox News, Walmart condemned Brown's actions. "The safety of our customers is a top priority for us. This type of obscene conduct is outrageous, and we immediately disposed of the affected products and sanitized the area to ensure its cleanliness and safety for our customers. We're working with the West Mifflin Police Department to find the responsible party and have them prosecuted," the statement read.