This lady from Charlotte, NC was arrested last week after she showed up at an Applebee's with her son -- and a bag of crickets.
Police say a woman planted a cricket on her plate to get a free meal. Shatanya Arielette Beasley, 26, of Charlotte is charged with felony obtaining property by false pretense. According to police, Beasley got a free meal Wednesday at Applebee’s on Franklin Boulevard when she complained about a cricket in her food. Beasley reportedly left her wallet on the table, and a restaurant manager said he saw a bag of crickets in the woman’s wallet and told her she needed to pay for her food. Beasley and her son left the restaurant without paying, and an employee took down her license plate number, police said. Police say they tracked Beasley through her license plate and issued warrants Wednesday. She was arrested Friday and released on a $2,500 secured bond later that day. The restaurant manager has since told police he no longer wants to press charges because Beasley came back and paid the tab, according to police. Because warrants were already served, investigators told the manager that he would have to go to court or call the District Attorney’s office.
source: Gaston Gazette