Meet the lovely Elizabeth Alisha Halfmoon. She is 46 and is from Tulsa, OK.
She went to a local Wal-Mart and picked up a few things from around the store – some sulfuric acid and starter fluid – and headed to the bathroom. All the while, store security was watching Ms. Halfmoon via the store’s monitoring system. The other odd note was that she’d been in the store for almost six hours.
Halfmoon was then confronted as she began the process for what she thought was to make meth. Yes, she’d tried to use a Wal-Mart bathroom as a meth lab. Problem is that she was no Jesse Pinkman. In fact she’d forgotten the main ingredient, pseudo ephedrine, and hadn’t gotten all that far into the process when security arrived.
Not knowing what she was doing one guard was throwing away one of the bottle when the mixed chemicals burned through the bottle and then his glove, burning his hand. He was treated at the scene.
Halfmoon had recently been arrested in a ‘smurfing’ ring – people hired to gather the maximum amount of cold medicine allowed to be purchased by an individual at one time (those medicines with pseudo ephedrine are now sold only behind the counter) – and had been recently released from jail.
I guess she decided she could just go from smurf to Mr. White, but any Breaking Bad fan knows just how complicated meth making really is… But points to Alisha for using a Wal-Mart bathroom for more than pooping and illicit sex acts.
(thnx Rick B for the tip)