Less than one week after finishing his senior season on the Florida basketball team, Erving Walker was arrested early this morning for allegedly stealing a taco and running from police.
He was given a notice to appear and charged with petty theft (retail) and resisting an officer without violence, both misdemeanors. He was not jailed.
According to the arrest report, Walker ordered a $3 taco from a street vendor downtown, received the food, then ran away without paying. When a police officer caught up with him and yelled for him to stop, Walker kept going, the report said.
The arresting officer finally caught Walker with help from “several marked patrol cars.” When the police reached Walker, he told them he was “just playing around,” the report said. The officer wrote that Walker “stated when he ran off with the taco he knew that he had not paid for it and that he was stealing food.”
Valuri said the taco vender was at 100 South Main Street, and Walker ran roughly three blocks to 200 West University Avenue.
Walker was a four-year player for the Gators and started at point guard the past three seasons. As a senior, he averaged 12.1 points and 4.6 assists per game while helping Florida reach the Elite Eight. Now he’s a taco stealing fool!