1000-Lb Sisters star Amy Slaton has had a successful YouTube channel for a few years now. Throughout this time she has been quite open with her viewers about almost every aspect of her personal life, including her past. So, when a mugshot from her 2010 theft arrest began circulating, she explained what happened in a video.
“This is a story about when I was arrested,” Amy began the 2017 video. “Yes, this is age-restricted because I do not want little kids to go out and think it’s OK to steal and get in trouble and stuff like that.” She warns, “I do not want that to happen! Please do not do the dumb things that I done in life. You know, I did stupid things when I was younger.”
After giving this warning, she starts sharing the actual details of her arrest.
The Amy Slaton Arrest Story We’ve All Been Waiting For
Durig 2010, Amy Slaton had recently quit her job. Around the same time, she had lost her grandfather, so she felt that everything was going bad for her. There was a book she really wanted, so she decided she would try to steal it.
So, she put the book into her purse and went to leave Walmart. Walking out the door, the security alarm went off. An associate came to her and asked if she stole anything. Amy replied no and even offered for him to check her bag.
As he checked, he found the book and asked if she had paid for it. She attempted to lie, saying she had purchased it at another store.
The associate checked the cameras, found that she had lied and stolen the book. So the store called the police.
So she went with the associate to the back where he took pictures of the book. When the officer arrived he took a statement. The associate told Amy if she hadn’t lied he wouldn’t have called the cops and let her off with a warning.
Amy went on to explain what she was feeling in these moments. In her head, she thought she was going to die. She thought she was going to bawl like a baby when she got arrested, but she didn’t.
From there, the officer took her to the station. There, they took her fingerprints, asked how many tattoos and piercings she had, and took her mugshot. She noted that most viewers had probably seen it and joked that she was a lot skinnier then.
From there, they put her in the drunk tank where she stayed for two hours. Her mom came and picked her up, so the extent of her time in jail was a long two hours.
But Two Long Hours In Jail Wasn’t The Ending To This Story
About a month later, she had to go to court, where they charged her a $400 fine.
Amy hit on the fact that the book cost $8. So what could have been just an $8 purchase, became a $400 fine with two hours of jail time. She reminded any younger viewers that could have been watching, actions have consequences.
She was also banned from Walmart for two years, which was difficult because it was the only big store in that town.
Amy did point out in the middle of the video that the arrest has been mentioned before on her channel. She mentioned that she wasn’t trying to hide it. Amy emphasizes she always learns from her mistakes, this of which was a big one. Adding that she will never do it again.
Amy’s Past Comes Back Around In 2018
Some are unfamiliar with Amy Slaton, but not her mugshot. In October 2018, Amy’s mugshot circulated around the internet, attached to a fake news story. The headline read, “Woman accused of stealing a pumpkin by hiding it in her vagina.”
The story eventually went viral and gained thousands of Facebook shares. Here is an excerpt from the story:
“A woman was arrested this morning in Greenville, Mississippi after trying to steal a 15 lbs pumpkin from a supermarket by inserting the large squash in her vaginal cavity. 31-year-old Sonia Smith was intercepted by security guards from a Supervalu store after they saw her enter the store’s bathroom with the pumpkin and come out with it.
…The squash showed extremely difficult to extract and the 31-year-old woman had to be transported to the hospital, where it was finally removed after a delicate two-hour surgery.”
According to Starcasm, several fake news debunking websites reacted, saying the article had been made up. After the story had gone viral yet again during the Halloween season in 2019, Snopes.com debunked it again.
Without a doubt, if it had been the real story of Amy Slaton’s arrest, it definitely would have been entertaining.