These stories almost aren’t weird anymore, but since I’m not sure we’re quite there yet…
After police confronted him because it seemed an awful lot like he was about to leave a Walmart without paying for $125 worth of stuff that he had stashed in a backpack, 24-year-old Jeremy Roberts proved them right, taking off running instead of hanging around for a chat. A shot from a Taser didn’t slow him down, but thankfully police had some help on that front in the form of Roberts himself.
— Angela Ingram (@NewsLaw1) December 21, 2018
While fleeing, Roberts decided to duck into a nearby building in an attempt to lose his pursuers. The building he picked to hide in? CPD District 3’s station.
Upon Roberts arrival, he was greeted by “numerous” officers who quickly placed him in custody.
Roberts is charged with Theft and Obstructing Official Business.
A couple of things:
- Police are calling his escape route a “tactical error.” That’s your understatement of the week so far.
- Is there a definition of obstruction I’m unaware of?
block (an opening, path, road, etc.); be or get in the way of.
prevent or hinder (movement or someone or something in motion).
deliberately make (something) difficult.
Seems to me they should be charging him with assisting.