January 30, 2014

Homeless man accused of yelling at Walmart employees

James Bright, Managing Editor,
The Express-Star


A man was arrested on public intoxication charges early yesterday morning after he was accused of yelling at multiple Walmart employees. 

Larry Hammond said he stood in line to buy beer, but couldn't complete the transaction because there was only one cashier on duty, an incident report states. 

Chickasha Police Officer Clayton Hobbs said he was notified by dispatch that the suspect in question was carrying a yellow bag. Hobbs said he found Hammond walking around Murphy's Gas Station with a yellow bag. 

"As I spoke with Larry, I noticed him to be very unsteady on his feet, (have) slurred speech, red watery eyes and (an) odor of an alcoholic beverage was coming from his breath and person," said Hobbs." 

Hammond said he consumed coke and bourbon three hours before the alleged incident. He said he was homeless and just walked in from Oklahoma City. 

"He stated he would be staying on the streets," said Hobbs. "Larry started showing signs of anger by moving around with sudden jerky movements and arguing with me when I asked him simple questions." 

Hobbs said Hammond was too intoxicated to be left alone or walking around on the streets. 

Hammond was arrested and transported to the Grady County Jail without incident.