Fifteen-Year-Old Bride Detained After Fracas in Corpus Walmart
Old enough to marry and get arrested in a Walmart
An 18-year-old man, his 15-year-old wife and a 19-year-old friend of the couple were jailed in Corpus Christi after a fight with store security at a Walmart.
According to the Corpus Christi Caller-Times, a rent-a-cop confronted the trio after seeing them allegedly swipe clothing. At that point, Michael Anthony Del Toro, the 18-year-old husband of the bride-not-old-enough-to-drive, slugged the 55-year-old security guard in the face and put him in a chokehold.
According to reports, the two females with Del Toro also "became combative." An off-duty Corpus cop happened to be on the scene, and he reported that he identified himself and tried to break up the melee, but Del Toro did not turn the security guard loose until he was pried off by still more cops.
Once the dust had settled, each of the females was charged with misdemeanor counts of suspicion of interfering with a public servant.
For his part, Del Toro was hit with a felony charge of aggravated assault of a security officer and also a misdemeanor for the pot he was allegedly carrying around with him while allegedly shoplifting in Walmart. (That's really dumb -- he should have had his wife hold that weed for him -- everybody knows kids get a slap on the wrist for drug charges. That's why dealers use ten-year-olds as their couriers on the corner.)
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