Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Police Briefs Detaining Suspect Wasn't Easy Police Officers Have Hands Full

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Police Briefs Detaining Suspect Wasn't Easy Police Officers Have Hands Full

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Byline: Sandy Strickland, Times-Union staff writer

A 37-year-old man with Terminator-like tenacity was arrested after several fights with police and employees trying to detain him on charges of stealing $354 worth of groceries from the Publix at 4495 Roosevelt Blvd.

An employee saw the man walk out of the store at 4 p.m. Tuesday with a basket of groceries he hadn't paid for, police said. The man began fighting with several employees when they tried to stop him from leaving the parking lot.

He got away, ran back inside the store and was stopped in the floral department, where employees struggled to keep him on the floor until police arrived. Due to his resistance, police said, the department was in "disarray."

The man was handcuffed and taken to the store's security office. But police said he feigned illness, removed a handcuff and ran out of the office, pushing an employee to the floor.

He was caught in the parking lot but continued to spar with police before being subdued. In the police car, he became violent again, tried to break the window with his head and had to be shackled.

The following are crimes and other incidents reported recently on the Westside to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office:

AUTO THEFT:

Kmart, 4645 Blanding Blvd., a maroon 1986 Oldsmobile Cutlass was stolen from the parking lot between 4 and 9 p.m. Monday.

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF:

5300 block of Yerkes Street, someone shattered two windows in a 2002 Ford Explorer between 9:30 p.m. Monday and 6 a.m. Tuesday.

4700 block of Ulmer Street, someone broke the back window of a 1993 Ford Escort between 12:30 and 8 a.m. Tuesday.

GRAND THEFT:

9500 block of 103rd Street, someone stole prescription drugs valued at $320 between July 30 and Monday.

6000 block of Youngerman Circle, an electric generator valued at $1,850 was stolen from the bed of a pickup truck between midnight and 6 a. …

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