January 26, 2022

Man Arrested for Attempting to Rob Home Depot in San Diego

Customers shop at a Home Depot store in Chicago, Ill., on July 26, 2017. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Customers shop at a Home Depot store in Chicago, Ill., on July 26, 2017. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

EL CAJON, Calif.—Police arrested a 38-year-old man who allegedly attempted to steal $800 worth of merchandise from a Home Depot in El Cajon and menaced employees with a Taser on Friday, Nov. 26.

Jmikel Wilson, who is believed to be homeless, was booked into the San Diego County jail on suspicion of robbery, said Lt. Nick Sprecco of the El Cajon Police Department.

Just after 10:30 a.m., officers were dispatched to the home improvement store at 298 Fletcher Parkway.

Employees reported that they had observed Wilson walking around the store with a full shopping cart and attempting to leave without paying. When he was confronted, he pulled out a Taser and threatened the employees, Sprecco said.

Police stopped him in the parking lot and took him into custody without further incident, Sprecco said.

No one was hurt, and the merchandise was returned.

City News Service

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