Indiana Man Was So Stressed He Decided To Rob A Goodwill Store
A man in Evansville, Indiana has been taken into custody for breaking into a Goodwill store and resisting arrest. The incident was reported to the Evansville Police when someone called in a burglary in progress at the Goodwill store located on Uhlhorn Street.
Finding The Suspect
Officials say the suspect, later identified as Demetrius Nelson, was described as wearing a red sweatshirt. A caller reported seeing Nelson hop over a fence and make his way to a semi-truck in the parking lot. The caller later reported seeing Nelson exit the parking lot with a box in hand.
The authorities found Nelson on First Avenue carrying a box and a pink towel behind the Marathon Gas Station. As soon as Nelson spotted the police, he began running in the opposite direction.
Police fired a taser but it had little effect since Nelson was wearing multiple layers of clothing.
According to an affidavit, Nelson kept trying to push himself off of the ground and would not stop trying to push his hands underneath of him.
Despite his struggles, the officers were eventually able to restrain Nelson and put him in handcuffs. Two officers received minor injuries from the altercation.
After his arrest, Nelson admitted to breaking into the Goodwill's secure back lot and stealing the contents of the box. He claimed he did it due to stress.
Nelson was charged with criminal trespass, burglary, false reporting, and two counts of resisting law enforcement. His mugshot is currently not available.