Dallas Police
A Dallas Police officer wears a black band on his badge outside of police department headquarters on July 12, 2016, in Dallas, Texas. Getty Images

A drunk police officer in Dallas was arrested Wednesday for stealing groceries worth more than $800 just a day before Thanksgiving, police said.

Officer Christopher Hankins was wearing a Dallas Police Department windbreaker and was carrying his police ID card and service weapon when he entered a Denton County Walmart. He spent nearly three hours inside the grocery store and picked 169 items worth about $830, the Dallas Morning News reported.

“Hankins stood up and began pushing the cart out of the exit doors, passing all points of purchase and making no attempts to pay for the groceries,” police records obtained by the newspaper stated.

The store's manager told police that Hankins was in the store for at least three hours, he "walked to the produce area and sat on a produce cooler for approximately 20-30 minutes" and he also appeared to be "falling asleep at times."

In the police affidavit, Hankins said he was "shopping with his girlfriend but got separated from her," and later rushed out of the store with the items as he didn't see his car in the parking lot of the store. He said that seeing his Toyota Camry missing he panicked and didn't pay attention to billing the items he took from the store.

But police arrested the 30-year-old after his car was found in the parking lot and several Walmart employees told police that the cop didn’t appear in distress at all, saying he “strolled” out of the store while pushing the packed cart.

Hankins, who has been employed by the department since 2014 and was assigned to the North Central Patrol Division, was facing a misdemeanor theft charge and was placed on administrative leave pending an internal affairs investigation, police said. After being arrested, Hankins was taken to the Denton County Jail.