Fortunately the mall had not yet opened for the day when the driver, Arthur Walker, decided to make a grand entrance. Police said they found him inside the Champs Sports store when they got there. He was allegedly trying on clothes when police put the cuffs on him.
Police have said Walker did not seem to be “in his right mind” and he was arrested and taken to a local hospital for further assessment.
There are times when you need new sneakers, or even a new pair of pants, and you might be desperate for them. But crashing into a store window to get them is just not the right thing to do. Just because the mall wasn’t open doesn’t a security guard or some other personnel wouldn’t be walking around inside. Then your “shopping spree” could turn into a murderous assault in the blink of an eye.
Plus, defensive drivers know enough to put their clothes on before getting behind the wheel of their vehicle.
Officers found him putting on socks and a new pair of Nike Jordan sneakers, WFAA-TV says. Paramedics took him to the hospital for evaluation before he was transferred to the local lockup. He is being held on a burglary charge.
“My assessment is he wasn’t in his right mind,” said Sgt. Elliott Forge.
It wasn’t immediately clear what prompted the early-bird shopping spree, but police said that shortly before, Walker was involved in a domestic dispute about a mile away.
Crews cleaned up the damage in time for the mall’s normal opening.