Affidavit: Man steals from Walmart, tells police he's Jesus Christ

A man was arrested in North Austin after he stole from a Walmart and refused to give his name to police.

Chris Davalos, 22, was charged with failure to identify.

Officers were called to a disturbance at a North Austin Walmart on Feb. 20 where a caller said an individual was inside causing a disturbance and in a confrontation with loss prevention. A man, identified in the arrest affidavit as Davalos, was pointed out to officers as the cause of the disturbance.


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According to the affidavit, when confronted about eating a prepared sandwich with no signs of being willing to pay, Davalos became irate and raised his arm in a threatening manner and then started walking around the store, knocking items off shelves. 

Officers detained Davalos and asked him what his name was, and he told officers his name was Jesus Christ. When asked again, he said it was Jesus Christ again. The affidavit says after a short field interview, the man told officers to "do your job and take me to jail."

The man was placed into custody for failure to identify, says the affidavit. Officers also found no money or debit/credit cards on him during a search to verify he had any means or intention to pay for what he ate, so he was also charged with theft and given a criminal trespass notice.

He was transported to the Travis County Jail for processing where his identity was verified through fingerprinting.