Florida Basketball Player Arrested For Stealing $3 Taco

Florida basketball player Erving Walker was arrested after stealing a $3 taco from a street vender. Walker was charged with petit theft and resisting arrest without violence. Gainesville Police Department officers caught him after a short foot pursuit that involved a few police cruisers and a slam dunk, by police, not Walker.

According to the report, Walker ordered and received a taco from a street vendor on Main Street but took off before paying. Police chased Walker onto University Avenue yelling for Walker to stop. The report stated that Walker looked back at the officer but continued to flee.


The 22-year-old Walker was eventually caught several blocks later. According to the report, Walker admitted to stealing the taco but said he was “just playing around.”