Drop the chalupa! That's what an Indiana woman should've done last year when she ordered one at an authentic Mexican restaurant, ate it, then refused to pay. Why? Because her chalupa at Los Amigos in the town of Huntington didn't look like the chalupas she'd previously had at Taco Bell.
"I'm not paying for that s**t," Jennifer Culver told a Los Amigos manager in the parking lot after walking out on her $11.73 tab, which also included a kid's quesadilla and two drinks. She was ultimately arrested for theft and convicted at a jury trial, a verdict that was just upheld by an Indiana court of appeals.
Because Culver had a prior theft conviction on her record, the charge was upgraded to a felony. She was sentenced to 120 days on electronic monitoring, 14 months probation, fined $100 and ordered to pay restitution of $11.73 and court costs and fees totaling $385, according to court records.