My question involves criminal law for the state of: Ohio. I worked at Walmart and had clocked out for lunch. I was well over an hour late getting to lunch and was hungry and in a hurry. I got some chicken from the deli and hurried all the way back across the store to grab my drink and go eat. Along the way to the door, I was stopped and asked a question by a coworker, grabbed my drink, and my cell phone text rang all at the same exact time. I got the drink, and answered the coworker while checking the test at the same time I walked out the door. I had money in my pocket to pay for lunch but in my hurry, forgot about it. I even took a bite on my way through the store. Very soon, security came and got me, took me to the "holding area," accused me of stealing $5 in chicken (it was actually $2.50), fired me, and had already called the police. They had me arrested. At no time did they bar me from the store or even broach the subject. I offered to pay for it but they refused. The officer thought the entire situation was ridiculous and told me to to fight the charges. I have zero record of anything bar a speeding ticket 30 years ago. i'm 61 and floored. What should I do?