JANUARY 7—Minutes after proposing to his girlfriend over the loudspeaker at Walmart, a Michigan man allegedly shoplifted a vibrator, an edible thong, and other sex toys from a nearby Spencer’s gift store, according to police.
In advance of popping the question last Wednesday night, William Cornelius, 25, purchased a $29.62 engagement ring at the Walmart in Bay City, police report. Then, after securing the permission of a store employee, Cornelius proposed to girlfriend Sheri Moore, 20, over the store’s public address system.
As seen on store surveillance footage, Moore said yes, prompting applause from fellow shoppers. Cornelius–who had dropped to one knee–and Moore, police report, can be seen hugging and kissing following the proposal.
But the couple’s engagement quickly became rocky.
According to investigators, Cornelius and Moore (seen above) went from Walmart to a Spencer’s store at the Bay City Mall. There, Cornelius allegedly swiped items with a combined value of $80.93. Included in the haul was a “Bride-To-Be” thong, a $14.99 vibrator, “BJ Blast” oral sex candy, and a $5.99 edible thong, Undersheriff Troy Cunningham told TSG.
Deputies responding to a theft call subsequently collared Cornelius (pictured at left) and Moore inside the mall. As first reported by the Bay City Times, Cornelius was asleep at a food court table, having apparently nodded off while attempting to tie his shoes.
A search of Cornelius turned up the Spencer’s merchandise. Cornelius reportedly admitted to stealing the items, saying that he pilfered the goods for his fiancée, adding that he had just proposed to Moore at Walmart.
Moore was found in possession of earrings and a necklace that had been taken from Walmart. While she denied shoplifting, Walmart surveillance video captured Moore placing merchandise in her purse. Moore subsequently told cops that Cornelius had stolen the jewelry.
Deputies arrested Cornelius for retail fraud, while Moore was nabbed for larceny. Both are free on bond on the misdemeanor charges.
Cornelius could face additional charges since he is currently serving a three-year probation term in connection with a 2014 felony conviction for ethnic intimidation. Cornelius and a male relative were convicted of attacking three black men who walked past their Bay City residence.
Dearly Beloved, we are gathered here on this beautiful day to witness the union of Sherri Moore and William Cornelius in holy matrimony…….. As the Bible reminds us in Corinthians, “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy. It does not boast, it is not proud. It is occasionally excusable if love forces one another to part take in thievery of “Bride-to-be-Thongs”, “BJ Blast” Oral candy, or edible thongs . Love never fails“……. In the time that Sherri Moore and William Cornelius have spent together, they’ve built the sturdy foundation for a lifelong kleptomania. After a great deal of thoughtful consideration, they have decided to bind themselves to one another for the rest of their lives because these two white trash couple are deserved of each other…..By the power vested in me, by The Ugly Orange and by the state of Florida/Michigan, I pronounce you, Sherri Moore and William Cornelius as wife and husband, lawfully wedded before an Internet Blog, and about to be incarcerated.
Ahhh what it is to be young and in love. And stupid and white trash. Sure here in the highly sophisticated suburban area of Fort Lauderdale, one might find this type of behavior abhorrent. But deep down inside its love. Love that made Billy Cornelious spend a whopping $29.62 dollars on a cubic zirconia wedding ring from the Walmart collection of jewelry. Love that made him fleece the local Spencer’s gift of their sex toys and edible panties. What do you do when you get engaged? Tell your friends all about it and rub your obnoxious wedding ring in their faces? Fuck that, Billy Cornelious was ready to eat the fruit roll up panties and bj candy out of her b-hole once he got down on his knee and proposed. That’s real love and nothing’s gonna stop that. Not this arrest, not the jail time for violating probation from his racial episode where he attacked three black guys. Nothing. Nicholas Sparks couldn’t write love this true.
P.s- Hell of a year for Spencers getting all their sex toys stolen huh?