Erving Walker, who is a former standout University of Florida basketball player, was hit with a $301 fine after pleading ‘no contest’ in a taco theft case. Walker was arrested on March 30th after he ordered a $3 taco from a street vendor and then ran off, before paying for it when he was given the taco. Along with being charged for theft Walker was charged with resisting arrest after he was told to stop by police, but just kept running.
Walker told police he was “just playing around” when he was caught.
State prosecutors ended up dropping the charge of resisting arrest without violence against Walker and in court on Thursday, Judge Walter M. Green withheld adjudication on the theft charge.
Walker apologized for the incident to Judge Green and the rest of the court at his hearing.
“It was just a silly mistake,” Walker said. “I apologize to everybody. I’m embarrassed about it. That’s not me. I’m just trying to put it behind me and move on.”
If Walker pays the $301 fine by September 27th, he can have the theft charge removed from his record.
Walker has just completed his senior year as a Florida gator, and while playing guard on the basketball team, he set the schools all-time assist record.