Drugs retard the brain, and if you’ve ever wanted proof, you could ask 23-year-old Rosendo Rodriguez, whose meth use recently sent him on a trip down memory lane when he decided to rob Walmart of $175 worth of Lego and other products.
Rodriguez had been “shopping” at Walmart’s 5501 Sherwood Way location on Sunday when he drew the suspicions of staff with his peculiar behavior. Staff then stopped and detained Rodriguez when they found him with a fistful of Lego and suspected other items that he had not paid for on the way out the door.
At approximately 6:50 p.m., Officers M. Hawthorne and D. Welch were dispatched to the supermarket, where they found Rodriguez, who had been resisting the store staff and continued to do so in the presence of the officers. Following a short struggle, officers were able to place Rodriguez in handcuffs.
Rodriguez had apparently hit several departments in the store to collect his booty, and following a search of his person, police determined the value of the goods and found a plastic baggie that field-tested positive for methamphetamine. He was also carrying a pipe commonly used for narcotics.
Rosendo Rodriguez was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with State Jail Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Misdemeanor Class B Theft.
Rodriguez was also issued a citation for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.