New Arbery Footage: Arrested While Jogging Past Walmart on His Way to Church
ON December 1, 2017 Ahmaud Arbery and three associates were detained by store security as they attempted to push a 65-inch Vizio television out of a Walmart. They were unable to produce a receipt and the store employees would not let them take the TV out of the store. Police were called and stopped the four persons of interest in the parking lot on suspicion of theft.
Bodycam video of the incident shows that Arbery, then aged 23, lied and told the police officers he was twenty years old. When an officer asked Arbery about the 65-inch TV he tried to push out of the store, Arbery replied “I don’t know nothin’ abut no TV brother.” Shortly after that, Arbery claimed “I had a receipt bro.” Arbery was arrested. His associates were released and instructed that they were not welcome to return to the store.
A review of the court files confirms that Arbery was convicted of this “theft by shoplifting” charge: https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-sho… This arrest violated Arbery’s probation on this earlier gun possession conviction: https://www.news4jax.com/news/2013/12… Incident/arrest reports related to the Walmart incident are linked here: https://www.scribd.com/document/46205… https://www.scribd.com/document/46205…
The erroneous “jogger” narrative continues to collapse. During the 2017 arrest, Arbery becomes agitated, disobeys police orders and is placed in handcuffs.
This comes less than 24 hours after footage was released of Ahmaud Arbery encountering police in a known drug dealing area, shirtless and angered. In that incident, Arbery becomes so agitated he is forced to the ground and subdued with police tasers drawn.
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Source: Durian Gray, Red Elephants, and National Vanguard correspondents