When I first heard about this story, I thought it was a joke. There's too much going on here that's ridiculous and seems like something out of a sketch show. Come to find out that police in Temple, Texas are taking this very seriously, and so should we. (But we can have a little fun.)


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Courtesy of Temple Police Department

The Temple Police Department is asking for the public's help finding the man in the pictures above and below. He's accused of running out of the Walmart on West Adams in Temple with a car battery he didn't pay for. Unfortunately, police say he also assaulted an employee on the way out.

In a news release, police said that employee wasn't seriously injured, so that's a blessing.

Folks on social media have had a field day with this guy, cracking jokes about him being "charged with battery", and wondering if Cowboy Curtis from Pee-wee Herman has it so rough these days that he's lifting car batteries from department stores. One lady even jokes that the cowboy had must just be a distraction, because horses don't need batteries!

Courtesy of Temple Police Department
Courtesy of Temple Police Department


On a serious note, Temple police are hoping someone will recognize this alleged battery bandit and tip them off to where he is.

If you think you can help, reach out to Temple PD at (254) 298-5500. You can also get in touch with Bell County Crime Stoppers at (254) 526-8477, bellcountycrimestoppers.com, or using the free P3Tips app. You don't have to give Crime Stoppers your name, and a tip that leads to an arrest could get a cash reward of up to $1,000.


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