Muskegon couple arrested for Silly String fight in Walmart

Posted at 4:38 PM, Feb 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-02 16:38:57-05

LUDINGTON, Mich. – A Muskegon couple got themselves in trouble for being “silly” in a Mason County Walmart.

The Mason County Sheriff says that Samantha Christiansen, 26, and Derek Gomez, 24, are free on bond after getting into a Silly String fight in the store and then leaving without paying for the “multiple” cans that they used in “multiple” aisles.

After employees demanded the couple pay for the Silly String, which runs about $3 per can, the couple left. The employees called police and a deputy responded and arrested the duo for retail fraud.

They are charged with misdemeanor third degree retail fraud, stealing products worth up to $200 from a store.  The charge carries a penalty of up to 93 days in jail or a fine up to $500 or three times the value of the items taken.