According to Metro UK, the incident took place at 9.45pm on Wednesday night at an Italian Pizza Kitchen in Washington DC – less than two miles from the White House.
The suspect allegedly sat down next to the officer and tried to start a conversation, the report said.
She then reached down and took a chip – known as a French fry in the US – from him as he was eating.
The police officer asked her to stop, but she took another.
The officer repeated his demand that she cease taking his chips, warning her that she was engaging in theft and faced immediate arrest.
However, she proceeded to disregard this warning and take another chip – so she was arrested. She has been charged with second-degree theft.
In the police report, the stolen property is listed as ‘French fried potato’. Under quantity, the report says ‘Three’.