Man arrested after trying to steal meat products, toiletries from Walmart

Posted at 11:22 AM, May 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-12 11:22:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A Tallahassee man was arrested after trying to steal about $445 worth of meat products and toiletries from Walmart.

Gregory Fullington, 56, was arrested by the Leon County Sheriff's Office on May 10. 

On May 10, deputies responded to a call from Walmart on North Monroe Street in reference to a shoplifting incident. 

When deputies arrived, they talked to an employee, who said just before calling law enforcement, she saw Fullington placing a large amount of meat products and a few toiletries into a trash bag.  

She told deputies after putting the trash bag into a shopping cart, she saw Fullington walk past the last point of sale without ever making an attempt to pay for the items. 

The employee stated she stopped Fullington near the grocery exit and identified herself as an employee of the store. 

Fullington then dropped the shopping cart full of items and took off running.  

Deputies say they saw a man who fit the description at a nearby bus stop.

According to the police report, when Fullington saw the patrol car, he left the bus stop area and walked away. 

The police report states, that deputies began to drive towards Fullington and he began running away in the opposite direction. 

Deputies were able to catch him after he stumbled over a fence.  

According to the police report, the items Fullington tried to steal totaled about $445. 

Fullington declined to provide a statement to officers. 

Based on the evidence, Fullington is being charged with felony shoplifting and resisting an officer without violence.  

He was transported to the Leon County Detention Center and his bond is set at $1,000.