A St. Louis man who police say stole more than a thousand dollars in merchandise from the O’Fallon Walmart told police that “he stole from the rich to give to the poor.”
Corey Paul Walker, Jr., 25, with an address on Wallingford Drive in St. Louis, was charged with felony stealing, felony leaving the scene of an accident, felony resisting arrest, and fourth degree assault after the November 12 incident at the O’Fallon Walmart on Highway K.
According to court documents, Walker loaded the merchandise in a vehicle and threatened a Walmart employee who tried to intervene.
Police attempted to stop the suspect vehicle at a gas station at Highway K and Feise Road, but Walker fled, at one point driving south in the northbound lanes and causing a police car to hit a bystander’s vehicle.
The suspect vehicle then hit another vehicle, and Walker fled on foot. According to police, when he was located, he refused to surrender and tried to attack officers. He was finally taken into custody with the help of a police canine.
Police said that Walker admitted to the theft and said that he stole from the rich to give to the poor.
Bond was set at $20,000, cash only, 10 percent not authorized. A disposition hearing has been set for December 18.