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Man arrested for attempting to rob Home Depot in El Cajon

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Posted at 3:06 PM, Nov 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-26 18:06:13-05

EL CAJON, Calif. (CNS) — Police Friday arrested a 38-year-old man who allegedly attempted to steal $800 worth of merchandise from a Home Depot and menaced employees with a Taser.

Jmikel Wilson, who is believed 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, where employees had observed Wilson walking around the store with a full shopping cart and then attempted 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.