Pennsylvania man charged with eating raw beef off Walmart shelf, enters mugshot-hall-of-fame

A Carlisle, Penn., man faces felony charges after police said he was seen eating raw meat from off of the shelf of the Carlisle Walmart Monday afternoon.

Carlisle police told The Sentinel an employee saw Scott T. Shover, 53 (right, exactly as shown), opening packages of raw ground beef and raw stew beef in the store and eating some of it at 2:40 p.m. Shover then placed the opened packages back on the shelf to be sold and never paid for them, according to police.

The total loss of meat was valued at $24.53, police said.

The potential for foodborne illness? Free.

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