Can you get an Alka Seltzer in the Palm Bay, Florida jail when you need one? It seems like a safe bet that Wilnelia Caraballo needed one – big time – when she woke up Sunday morning with what had to be a mother of a hangover. Once she looked at her ink-stained fingers and the bars on the window and realized where she was, I’m sure one of the kind jailers explained why she was there…
The previous evening, Carballo walked into a convenience store carrying a toy uzi and wearing a “clear plastic mask”.
Caraballo appeared to be intoxicated at the time, according to (police spokesman) Martinez. She walked behind the front counter of the store while employees were in the back of the store.
A clerk who saw Caraballo go behind the counter yelled “Palm Bay police! Get on the ground!” She initially complied, then got up to run away. Another employee restrained her until police arrived on the scene.
Give her points for compliance, no? But maybe she wasn’t all that drunk. Reduced oxygen from that dry cleaning bag she had wrapped around her face as a clever disguise could have been a contributing factor, too.
Wilnelia will now be facing attempted armed robbery charges.