Hernando woman nabbed at Ocala Wal-Mart claims ‘rush’ from stealing

A Hernando woman who allegedly said she enjoys a “rush” from stealing items was arrested Sunday afternoon at an Ocala Wal-Mart.

Angela Maria Hale, 56, of Hernando, was arrested Sunday afternoon at Wal-Mart at 9570 SW Hwy. 200 in Ocala and charged with larceny/petit theft.

A loss prevention employee at the store, located at 9570 SW Hwy. 200, reported seeing 56-year-old Angela Maria Hale fail to ring up several items at a self-checkout register. The employee said Hale then exited the store with 15 unpaid items valued at $78.96.

A Marion County Sheriff’s deputy spoke with Hale, who allegedly admitted to stealing the merchandise. Hale said she understood what she did was wrong but said she “enjoys the rush she feels from the act of stealing,” the report says.

Hale, who lives at 3130 E Heartwood Ln. in Hernando, was taken into custody and transported to the Marion County Jail, where she was charged with larceny/petit theft. She was released late Sunday on $500 bond and her next court date hasn’t yet been set, jail records show.