JPD releases photo of man suspected of kicking, throwing 87-year-old Sam’s Club shopper from wheelchair

JPD releases photo of man suspected of kicking, throwing 87-year-old Sam’s Club shopper from wheelchair
An 87-year-old Jonesboro man told police he has no idea who kicked him and then threw him from his wheelchair. (Source: Pablo)

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - An 87-year-old Jonesboro man told police he has no idea who kicked him and then threw him from his wheelchair.

The incident happened just before 1 p.m. Saturday at Sam’s Club, 2405 S. Caraway.

A witness told Officer Scott Byrd she was near the bathrooms when she saw the suspect, described as being 65-85 years old, kick the victim.

The suspect then pulled the victim from his wheelchair and threw him onto the ground before walking away.

The store’s surveillance video corroborated the witness’s account, Byrd said in his incident report.

On Tuesday, Jonesboro police released a photo of the man suspected in the assault.

Jonesboro police say the elderly suspect pulled the victim out of his wheelchair onto the floor.
Jonesboro police say the elderly suspect pulled the victim out of his wheelchair onto the floor. (Source: Jonesboro Police Dept.)

The officer questioned the victim and his wife, but they both said they did not know the suspect.

The victim told Byrd he was “fine” and not hurt.

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