Daniel Walding, Jr. (Source: Jacksonville Police Department)
JACKSONVILLE, TX (KLTV) -
Three East Texans are charged with theft after police said they stole honey buns and change from a hospital's fountain.
Joseph Wooddell, 44, his daughter, 17-year-old Amanda Wooddell, and 21-year-old Daniel Walding, Jr., who police believe to be Amanda's boyfriend, were all charged with a Class C Misdemeanor of theft.
The Jacksonville Police Department said the theft, which happened around 7 p.m. on February 22, was caught on the hospital's surveillance cameras.
"Two of them were reaching in the water stealing coins out of the water. It looked like the other one was probably acting as a lookout or something," said Sergeant Daniel Franklin.
Sergeant Franklin said about $20 to $25 worth of coins were stolen from the fountain. Afterwards, police said the video captured them walking over to the security gate in the hospital's cafeteria. Franklin said the video captured them reaching through the gate to steal about five packages of honey buns.
"When they were arrested, they all agreed they knew they weren't supposed to take the money but they said it was there and available, so they were going to take it," Franklin said.
Police said they arrested Walding on Monday. When Walding was released from jail on Tuesday, police said the Wooddells came to pick him up. Officers said they immediately recognized and arrested the Wooddells right there at the police department.
The Jacksonville Police Department said both Amanda and her father saw a judge Wednesday morning for the theft charges, but were not released. Sergeant Franklin said the judge found other warrants for the Wooddells who remain in the Jacksonville jail.
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