Suspect flees arrest, leaves behind wallet

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – In his haste to avoid arrest, Jonesboro police say a suspected shoplifter left behind a vital piece of evidence: his wallet.

Shortly before 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, Officer David McDaniel was dispatched to Walmart, 1815 E. Highland, in reference to a shoplifting.

A store employee said a named suspect was observed concealing merchandise. She said the man then left the store without paying for the items.

The employee approached the man and asked him to return to the store.

She told police once he was inside the suspect "became upset and began throwing the concealed items out of his pockets."

While doing so, the man apparently grabbed his own wallet and cell phone and threw them down, McDaniel reported.

The suspect then ran out of the store.

When McDaniel checked the wallet he found the suspect's Arkansas ID card, Social Security card and debit card.

The wallet and cell phone were placed into an evidence locker.

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