Wal-Mart shoplifter killed with own gun scuffling with security agent identified www.privateofficer.com
College Station TX April 23 2012 The suspected shoplifter who died after being shot during a scuffle with a loss-prevention officer inside the College Station Walmart was killed by his own handgun, College Station police revealed Saturday.
The man was identified by police as 47-year-old Michael Alan Bradshaw of Robertson County.
Bradshaw was pronounced dead at College Station Medical Center at about 8:15 p.m. Friday.
Police said Bradshaw had been detained by store personnel as he attempted to leave the Walmart with a shopping cart of stolen merchandise sometime around 4 p.m. Friday.
After being escorted to the store’s loss-prevention office, Bradshaw began to struggle with employees and pulled a handgun from his pants pocket.
The gun discharged during the struggle and a round struck a filing cabinet before a loss-prevention officer was able to get control of Bradshaw’s gun.
Bradshaw then pulled a knife, investigators determined, and began to approach the loss-prevention officer wielding the gun.
The employee shot Bradshaw once in his mid-section, police said.
The gunfire in the Walmart sent customers running for cover toward the back of the store, where employees directed them outside.
Police could not say what items Bradshaw was attempting to steal from the store.
According to Brazos County records, Bradshaw had been released from the Brazos County Jail on April 10. His confinement had lasted for 20 days because of two writs of commitment.
Although the record did not reflect the reason for Bradshaw’s incarceration, writs of commitment can be issued for such infractions as failure to pay child support.
Bradshaw also had been charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana and a DWI in the 1990s.
The investigation of what police were calling an aggravated robbery was ongoing late Saturday.
Walmart closed its doors after the incident but reopened at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday.
Business seemed to continue as usual as customers’ cars filled the parking lot.
Doug King, lawyer with Pivot Legal Society, says he can’t discuss details, but his clients are satisfied.
“they’re hopeful that bringing their story forward and starting a lawsuit kind of sent a message that people who we often think of (as) not having a voice in these kind of situations are going to be able to speak out.”
King adds his clients hope their cases have sent a wake-up call to the private security industry.
The lawsuits, as well as human rights complaints, were filed last year.
The men claimed the guards had asked them to leave the mall, and when the men protested, they were beaten — with one man needing 10 stitches in his head.
John Williamson, 24, and Marvino Mister, 23, both of Peoria, are both on parole. They were arrested in Peoria on Wednesday and Thursday on armed robbery warrants issued Wednesday in Champaign County.
The holdup of the 22-year-old Champaign man occurred about 6 a.m. April 12 in the underground parking garage of an apartment building in the 500 block of South Third Street.
Assistant Champaign County State’s Attorney Lindsey Clark said the man and two friends had just returned to Champaign from East Peoria, where they had been gambling at the Par-A-Dice Casino the night before.
Clark said the victim won $23,000 at the craps table.
“He cashes out and they announce that over the intercom,” she explained. David Strow, a spokesman for the casino, denies that any announcement was made.
A security guard for the casino escorted the trio to their car and they left, stopping briefly at a nearby gas station before heading to Champaign.
Clark said that after parking the car, two of the men got out. The victim, who was driving, reached over to get his cash out of the glove box when he noticed a man coming at him quickly with a gun.
“He throws the money behind his back and sits up against it,” said Clark, noting that he had previously put about $2,300 of his winnings in a money clip that was in his pocket.
“The guy points a silver gun in his face and says ‘Give me the money.’ (The victim) takes out the money clip and hands him the $2,300. The guy says, ‘I know you have more,’ and threatens to shoot him if he doesn’t give him the rest,” Clark said.
About that time, a car pulled in the garage and scared off the robber before he could get any more money.
Clark said the victim’s friends were already outside the car and were not robbed. However, the gunman told one of them to put his hands above his head, she said.
Champaign police combed the area for the robber but were unable to find anyone.
After hearing where the men had been, Champaign police investigators, with help from casino security and the Illinois State Police, obtained surveillance video from the casino. Clark said it showed one man “blatantly following the victim while he is at the craps table winning.”
From checking the identification that patrons are required to produce when they enter the casino, police learned that man was Williamson. Clark said the detectives further scanned the videotape and found that Williamson met up with Mister, who was also identified from the ID he produced when he came in.
“The defendants came in the casino separately but were seen briefly meeting and both of them were seen near the craps table,” Clark said.
Clark said the videotape also showed that Mister left the casino before the victim, got a car, and parked near the entrance. The victim and his friends then left and right after they left, Williamson left the casino and got into the car with Mister.
Based on the victim’s tentative identification of Mister, the state obtained arrest warrants for the pair. Department of Corrections records show both men are on parole from the Jacksonville Correctional Center.
Champaign police detective Robb Morris said he wasn’t sure how the men knew each other but knows they spent about four months together last year at a work release center.
Morris said the men’s parole agents also helped them in finding Williamson and Mister.
Clark said Williamson has prior convictions from Peoria County for residential burglary and armed robbery and was paroled last July. Mister, she said, was paroled in January for a 2009 residential burglary conviction from St. Clair County. He also had a 2007 controlled substance conviction as an adult from St. Clair County and another for residential burglary as a juvenile.
Because of his prior convictions, Williamson faces an extended term of between six and 60 years if convicted. Mister, the alleged gunman, would face the normal range of penalties of between six and 30 years in prison.
Judge Richard Klaus set bond on the arrest warrants at $500,000 for each of the men. Both were expected to make court appearances in Champaign County this weekend.
Minneapolis MN April 23 2012 A suicidal man clung to an overpass high above Interstate 94 Monday morning, facing near-certain death if he jumped or fell.
But a quick-thinking state trooper found an ingenious way to save him: He summoned a convoy of 18-wheelers that had been stuck in halted traffic beneath the Groveland Avenue bridge as the emergency unfolded at about 10 a.m.
Trooper Carl Hoffman rounded up a six-pack of the big rigs, positioning the trucks one by one to break a potential plunge to the pavement about 25 feet below.
“It really speaks to the trooper’s ingenuity,” Patrol Lt. Eric Roeske said. “‘Hey, we can shorten his fall and he’d be less likely to harm himself.’”
Hoffman said he had talked in training about getting “some semis under a bridge and lessen the blow” under such circumstances, but said that he had never known of it being tried. “It was well worth the unknown,” he said Monday afternoon.
Even after his initial brainstorm, however, Hoffman was forced to improvise as the man continued to seek for a clear path to the highway.
“We walked back to a couple of trucks and asked if they would be willing to help us,” Hoffman said. Two trucks rolled up under the overpass, but the man countered and “began to shuffle over where the semis weren’t.”
At one point, Hoffman said, the man “would hold onto the fence and lean back as if he’s ready to fall.”
Trying to keep up, Hoffman and fellow trooper Ben Berkowitz “got another semi, then he would shuffle over; then we got another one, and he would shuffle over.”
Eventually, all six trucks were pulled into position where they cut the man’s potential fall by half or more.
“While we’re doing this, Minneapolis [fire personnel] cut two holes in the chain-link fence,” Hoffman said. “He got close enough to a hole they cut that they were able to grab him.”
At times during the rescue, police and fire personnel were grabbing onto one another to keep from falling. Police also reported that one of the officers, in a T-shirt, was cut as he attempted from the top of the fence to grab onto the man.
Even after being grabbed and pulled onto the bridge, the man struggled with officers, police said. He was quickly restrained and taken to Hennepin County Medical Center for evaluation and treatment.
“The City of Minneapolis is extremely proud of these police and fire personnel who risked their lives to save a despondent man,” the Police Department said in a statement Monday afternoon.
The drama over, “we told the truckers to take off,” trooper Hoffman said, leaving the identities of the good Samaritans a mystery to authorities. “We had traffic backed up, and we got them out of there as quickly as we could.”
Hoffman was impressed that all the truckers who were approached “were more than willing” to help. “It was amazing. One semi driver said he’s actually done this before in Florida.”
Fresno CA April 23 2012 Shortly after 1:00 a.m. Thursday morning, Fresno Fire investigators arrested 22-year-old Nicholas Benitez. He is being charged with eight counts of arson, six to property and two to vegetation.
Between 12:15 a.m. and 1:10 a.m. Thursday morning, Fresno Fire crews responded to eight separate fires on Shields Avenue between Cedar and Highway 41.
A cooperative effort between Fresno Police, credible reports from an eyewitness, and Manchester Mall security helped stop this serial arsonist. Security personnel from Manchester Mall initially detained the suspect, which then allowed a Fresno Fire investigator to take him into custody.
According to statements by Benitez, he was “celebrating his birthday” after walking home from a local nightclub.
This is the second arrest of a suspected serial arsonist in two days.
The Fresno Fire Department wishes to thank the cooperating agencies and eyewitnesses for their help in these high profile cases.
Alon Davis-Cerdan, 21, of West Sharpnack Street, Philadelphia, was sentenced in Montgomery County Court on Thursday to 11 ½ to 23 months in the county jail, to be followed by three years’ probation, after he pleaded guilty to charges of retaliation against a witness, simple assault and terroristic threats in connection with the 12:30 p.m. Aug. 31, 2011, incident at the Willow Grove Park Mall in Abington. Authorities alleged Davis-Cerdan armed himself with a metal putty knife and chased another man who had previously been a witness against Davis-Cerdan during a Philadelphia court proceeding. Davis-Cerdan was on probation in Philadelphia stemming from the prior incident, testimony revealed.
During the chase through the mall, Davis-Cerdan “attempted to jump over a small child” and kicked the 7-year-old child in the head, “knocking him to the ground,” according to the arrest affidavit filed by Abington Police Officer Donald Lindenmuth. The child, police said, was transported to Abington Hospital for treatment of a minor contusion.
The simple assault charge to which Davis-Cerdan pleaded guilty, related to his contact with the child. While chasing the other man, Davis-Cerdan allegedly was yelling that he was going to kill the other man, according to the criminal complaint, which referred to witnesses’ observations.
“He’s certainly remorseful over what happened,” defense lawyer Francis Genovese said on Davis-Cerdan’s behalf. “They happened to run into each other at the Willow Grove Mall and some words were exchanged.”
Genovese implied Davis-Cerdan felt threatened by the other man during the heated argument.
“Which caused my client to pick up the putty knife off of a janitor’s cart that was in the mall. Then a chase through the mall ensued with further words being exchanged,” Genovese claimed. “Unfortunately, in the course of that chase, my client tried to hurdle a young child who I think was in a stroller and who got knocked to the ground.”
Mall security eventually quelled the situation, according to Genovese.
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Wilkes Barre PA April 23 2012 A teenage shoe thief assaulted and threatened to kill the police officer who captured her Wednesday night inside the Wyoming Valley Mall in Wilkes-Barre Township, police said.
Dawn M. Smith, 18, of Bushkill, is charged with aggravated assault, terroristic threats, simple assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, harassment and retail theft.
Investigators said Smith swiped a pair of shoes from J.C. Penney and immediately became combative when police approached her in another area of the mall just after 7 p.m.
While police were leading Smith back to the store, she elbowed an officer and initiated a scuffle that took both of them to the ground, police said.
As the officer was trying to handcuff her, she punched and kicked him in the face, police said. She repeatedly threatened to come after and kill the officer after she gets out of jail, arrest papers say.
The officer used pepper spray to subdue Smith, and she was placed in custody.
She was jailed overnight in the Luzerne County Correctional Facility, and released Thursday morning on $5,000 unsecured bail
Santa Rosa resident Matthew Kelly, 30, was prohibited from returning to the property because of the prior incident there and was detained for trespassing when he turned up again around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, police said.
Mall security discovered the loaded firearm and called Santa Rosa police, who determined that the weapon had been stolen from a Forestville residence about three weeks earlier, authorities said.
A search of Kelly’s home later that night in the Apple Creek Apartments at West Third Street and Dutton Avenue turned up additional evidence of suspected drug sales, police said.
Kelly was arrested for suspected possession of a stolen firearm and for being a gang member in possession of a firearm, with a complaint submitted to the District Attorney’s Office for additional charges on alleged drug sales, police said.
He was being held at the Sonoma County Jail on Thursday with bail of $75,000, jail personnel said.
Easton PA April 23 2012 Two Easton women face shoplifting charges after police say they tried to get out of Wilson Borough Kmart with nearly $700 worth of stolen merchandise.
Elizabeth Jane Hovey, 24, and Karen Elizabeth Taormina, 22, both of the 900 block of Pine Street in Easton, allegedly attempted to steal clothing, electronics and cosmetics from the South 25th Street store at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday.
Hovey and Taormina stuffed the products into bags and swiped a utility knife to cut electronic items from their plastic packaging, court papers say. When the two women tried to leave the store, Kmart security detained them. Police say store surveillance reveals the women’s attempts to conceal the merchandise before leaving the store.
Hovey and Taormina attempted to take 12 USB memory sticks, four digital cameras, three camera cases, 11 health and beauty items and 17 articles of clothing from the store, court records say. The total value of their stash was $678, according to police.
Both women were charged with retail theft and criminal conspiracy to commit theft. They were arraigned Wednesday before District Judge Daniel Corpora and released on $5,000 unsecured bail, court documents say.
Spokeswoman Farrah Emami says 44-year-old Rosario Casas was arrested Thursday and has been charged with 12 felony counts for four instances of alleged theft.
Casas is accused of charging customers for services, collecting cash and then voiding the transactions to pocket the cash on four occasions between July 2010 and February 2011.
Casas’ supervisor became suspicious after a customer complained that he didn’t get change from her.
Casas is being held on $25,000 bail and is due for arraignment Monday.
Stephanie A. Laslocky, 32, of 3 Chatham St., Gardner, was charged with possession of a Class B drug and possession of a Class B drug with intent to distribute.
Class B drugs include cocaine; Oxycontin, codeine, amphetamines and methamphetamines, according to the website http://www.masscriminaldefense.com.
Sean T. Turner, 22, of Athol, was also arrested on the same charges, Minns said.
Laslocky did not immediately return a telephone call asking for comment Saturday evening.
The North Worcester County Drug Task Force and the State Police Gang Unit served a search warrant at Laslocky’s home about 5 p.m., Minns said.
“It was pretty uneventful other than she’s a teacher,” he said.
Further details were not immediately available.
Superintendent of Schools James R. Jolicoeur said he learned about Laslocky’s arrest on Friday and planned to contact School Committee members Saturday evening.
“It’s a personnel issue so I can’t comment too much on details but I did meet with (Leominster Police Chief Robert Healey) Friday afternoon on the situation,” Jolicoeur said.
Laslocky has been place on paid administrative leave while the case is investigated, he said.
“She will not be at school on Monday morning,” Jolicoeur said.
Jolicoeur said he had a teacher arrested on drug charges when he worked in the Marlboro school system and followed the same procedure.
“Yes, and we’ve taken the same action until the case of the employee was resolved,” he said.
Mayor Dean J. Mazzarella, who is chairman of the School Committee, said he was disappointed to hear of Laslocky’s arrest.
It does not reflect on other teachers in the English Department or the school, Mazzarella said.
“There is no indication that she was selling to minors at this point or to anybody who was a student or staff there as far as we know,” he said.
A spokesman for the state police was not immediately available for comment Saturday evening.
Ward 4 School Committee member Lynn M. Gaudet and at-large committee member William A. “Bill” Comeau declined comment when reached at home.
Neither had been briefed by Jolicoeur yet and said they do not know Laslocky.
“I don’t have any knowledge of the incident so I’m not going to comment on it,” Gaudet said.
Other School Committee members, and principal Thomas R. Browne were unavailable for comment.
The School Committee is not scheduled to meet until May 7.
Washington DC April 23 2012 One Marine allegedly stabbed another Marine to death early Saturday on Capitol Hill’s Barracks Row, near the Marine Barracks and the residence of the Marine commandant.
The Marines got into a fight that began when the suspect called the victim an anti-gay slur, police said.
After the stabbing, Marine guards stationed nearby subdued the suspect and handed him over to D.C. police.
Police say Michael Joseph Poth, 20, used a pocketknife to stab Philip Bushong, 23, once in the chest, killing him.
It happened at 2:30 a.m. in the 700 block of Eighth Street SE, about two blocks from the Eastern Market Metro.
Poth, 20, who lives at the barracks a block away, was charged with second-degree murder.
Bushong, 23, who was based at Camp Lejeune, was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Officers found a pocketknife on Poth when they arrested him, police said. Investigators think the men got into a fight on the street, and did not know each other before the incident.
“This is obviously a tragedy and we’re working in concert with local authorities and cooperating with them as necessary,” said Marine Capt. John D. Norton, public affairs officer at Marine Barracks Washington.
Norton did not release information about either Marine, but said Poth was not a member of the honor guard or another ceremonial unit.
Because the killing allegedly involved an anti-gay slur, the D.C. police’s gay and lesbian unit was notified. There was no indication that either man was gay.
“One witness heard a homophobic slur during a verbal altercation that preceded the stabbing,” said homicide Lt. Robert Alder.
D.C. police are taking the lead in the investigation, with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service assisting.
Hours before he was killed, Bushong went to the Ugly Mug bar and restaurant, his usual meeting spot with friends, said the Ugly Mug’s general manager, Brent McCaslin.
McCaslin described Bushong as happy-go-lucky.
“He was a very lighthearted, good young man,” McCaslin said. “He was one of our frequent customers. It’s a sad loss.”
McCaslin hired Bushong last summer to drive a shuttle between his pub and Nationals Stadium on game days. At the time, he was assigned to the Marine Barracks across the street, he said.
“He was an outstanding employee,” McCaslin said. “I never saw him angry. He was always happy. The guys he hung out with were good guys; they were jokesters.”
The block where he was killed is known for its bustling nightlife, with bars and restaurants as well as yogurt and cupcake stores. It is also home to the official residence of the commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. James F. Amos.
The incident unfolded at about 12:55 a.m. Sunday when a security officer at a bar in the 6500 block of 19th Street West in Fircrest spotted two men breaking into cars outside the bar.
One of the suspects pulled a gun on the security officer, who then called 911, said Ed Troyer of the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office.
When Fircrest police officers arrived, the two men had fled the scene. But a Fircrest officer quickly tracked them down to the parking lot of a nearby apartment complex.
There was a confrontation, and one of the men pulled out a gun, Troyer said. At that point, the officer opened fire, hitting both suspects.
Both were taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
One suspect was released from the hospital later Sunday morning and was booked into the Pierce County jail. The second suspect is expected to be released from the hospital on Monday, and he will also be booked into jail.
Troyer said both of the men are known felons and gang members who have served prison time for the same type of criminal activity. The suspect who pulled out the gun had a no-bail warrant out for his arrest.
Relatives of Christine Britton wiped away tears and clung to each other in the Dubois County Circuit courtroom as Judge William Weikert told her husband that his recklessness was an aggravating factor in her death.
Charlotte Hitner, Christine Britton’s mother, could barely speak as she dabbed tears with a tissue and tried to compose herself as she left the courtroom.
“It’s been a long three years,” she said.
Stan Faith, John Britton’s lawyer, had pressed to have him convicted of a Class A misdemeanor after he pleaded guilty to felony criminal recklessness last month.
Faith acknowledged after the hearing that “justice is served, (but) I was disappointed that he received six months.”
Britton was charged with felony assisting a suicide in the fall of 2010 after his wife shot herself in March 2009 during the height of the turmoil surrounding former Harrison Sheriff Mike Deatrick, who was their boss.
Deatrick, who had raced to the Brittons’ home in Ramsey that night, was under investigation for alleged sexual misconduct and a coverup and had to be hospitalized with heart problems less than a week later.
Investigators determined that Christine Britton, 28, the county’s former jail commander, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, but her family pressed for answers about the circumstances.
The family also has filed a wrongful death suit against John Britton and Harrison County, which is pending.
John Britton had told investigators that his wife told him that she hated him and that he made her so mad she could kill herself. But he said she’d threatened that before and he never thought she’d do it.
Britton repeated that statement while testifying Friday about her death. He said that after working a police shift that Sunday, he came home expecting the two would meet a couple for dinner.
But first, he said, they had sex. Then, as they were cleaning up and getting ready to leave, they got into an argument after he chided her that she was going to make them late because she had begun cleaning their cat’s litter box.
John Britton said that led him canceling their dinner plans. As the spat escalated, he testified, his wife lunged at his handgun in their bedroom and he “bear-hugged her” and wrestled her to the ground to get the weapon back.
He said that she told him, “Fine, I’ll get my own” gun. And moments later, after he’d left his handgun on the bed and left the room, he heard the shot.
“I don’t believe for a minute she was suicidal,” he said. “In my opinion that (shooting herself) is not what she wanted to do. She wanted to make a point.”
During final statements, Stanley Levco, the co-counsel to Special Prosecutor Nancy Jacobs, told the judge that if John Britton had not provided the gun to his wife “there’s a reasonable chance she’d still be alive today.”
Earlier in the hearing, Christine Britton’s sister Catherine “Cat” Banet said Britton deserved to be convicted of a felony. “John failed … as a human being,” Banet said.
Christine Britton’s15-year-old daughter LeAndra Ayers also testified about the loss of her mother and their close bond.
Britton, who now lives with his mother and sister in Kentucky, looked down and showed no emotion when Weikert handed down his sentence.
The judge added that Britton could request modification of the conviction if he successfully completes all conditions.
Britton is to serve his time in the Dubois County jail.
When police arrived at the Royal Pharmacy last year, Donald Myers, then 78, had the would-be bandit handcuffed and awaiting transfer to the Delaware County jail.
The Army veteran credited his quick response to danger to more than 20 years of military training. He was honored at the council’s April 2 meeting.
The monthly citizenship awards are the creation of council members Doug Marshall and Jerry Dishman, who are also sharing the expense of the awards.
MORGANTOWN WV April 23 2012- One woman is dead after a shooting in a Morgantown Walmart parking lot around 9:45 a.m.
Morgantown Police responded to the Hornbeck Road Walmart, just off of Interstate 68 after reports of a shooting in the parking lot.
Larry Mitchell, 54, of Shinnston allegedly shot Shannon Stafford, also known as Shannon Mitchell.
Mitchell is Stafford’s estranged husband’s father, according to Morgantown Police Chief Ed Preston.
Stafford, 29, is now a Bruceton Mills resident. She was meeting family at the Walmart, but did not know Mitchell was there, Chief Preston said.
Mitchell allegedly confronted Stafford as she pulled into the parking lot, shot her while she was in the vehicle and continued to shoot at her after she exited the truck.
No other passengers are believed to have been in the car with her.
At this time, no total number of gunshots is known.
When officers arrived, a large group of people was standing around the female victim and another group of witnesses had the suspect in custody, Preston said.
Monongalia County Emergency Medical Services tried to revive Stafford, but she was pronounced dead on scene.
A divorce between Stafford and Mitchell’s son is pending, but not finalized, authorities said.
Police believed the shooting was the result of an ongoing domestic situation.
Stafford has a child with Mitchell’s son. The child lives full time with his father in Shinnston.
Mitchell has been charged with murder and will be arraigned by video once he is booked and processed. Police did not specify which degree of murder with which he is charged.
EL CENTRO, CA April 23 2012- An illegal immigrant is caught inside an El Centro Kohl’s department store in the middle of the night with thousands of dollars in jewels.
Police say it took a taser to bring him down.
El Centro police say 20 year old Damasio Silva Ortega was caught burglarizing Kohl’s early Wednesday morning.
Police say an officer arrived to the department store in the 800 block of E. Danenberg Drive around 2:15 a.m. and noticed a smashed window.
They say Ortega was located inside the store, resisted arrest, and had to be tased.
Police then found nearly $23,000 worth of jewelry after searching Ortega.
He was booked into Imperial County Jail charged with burglary and resisting arrest.
Ortega’s bond was set at $25,000.
Police say he is from Durango, Mexico and admitted to being in the U.S. illegally.
Muskego WI April 23 2012 A Muskego man is facing charges after he was caught stealing video games from Walmart by wrapping them in tinfoil to thwart store security sensors.
Michael P. Mueller, 25, was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Thursday with two counts of retail theft. If convicted, he faces up to 18 months in prison and $20,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint:
On Feb. 25, police were called to Walmart for a theft in progress and when they arrived store staff pointed out Mueller walking through the parking lot with his hands in his pockets. The officer told him to stop, but Mueller continued walking.
The officer again commanded Mueller to stop, which he did, but refused to take his hands out of his pockets. Fearing Mueller had a weapon, the officer pulled his firearm and Mueller eventually complied.
Mueller continued to give resistive tension as the officer tried to take hold of him and eventually several video games wrapped in foil fell out of his jacket. Mueller told the officer he took nine games from the store and wrapped them in foil after a friend told him it would stop security sensors from working.
Walmart security officers said they were very familiar with Mueller, saying he stole $3,000 in video games from the store.
Mueller will make his initial appearance in court June 11.