Mobile Police: Man ‘raises cane’ at Walmart

Donald Jones Accused of Assault and Robbery
Published: Apr. 26, 2023 at 8:21 PM CDT
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MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) -A funny thing happened when we got ready to get information on Wednesday’s FOX10 News Fugitive Files “guest star:” he was already in jail!

According to Mobile Police, 45-year-old Donald Jones was arrested Tuesday on a misdemeanor charge of menacing, and was in Metro. But Monday, he tried to push a grocery cart full of food out of the Walmart on South University Boulevard without paying for it. That’s when things got crazy.

Two store employees first tried to stop him, but MPD says he used the shopping cart to try and bull his way through them. Another customer then tried to help the employees, but police say he was attacked by Jones, who started beating him with a walking cane. At one point during the fight, Jones hit the victim so hard, he broke the cane over the guy’s head. That’s when investigators tell FOX10 News Fugitive Files, Jones then strolled out of the store, without the shopping cart, but holding a piece of the cane in his hand. Jones is now charged with assault and robbery.

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