Police are searching for a man that thought it was ok to take what he wanted from a Home Depot, then beat the employees and customers who tried to stop him.
According to police, on April 18, 2022, a man waltzed into the Home Depot, located at 24201 Highway 27 in Lake Wales, Florida, to do some shopping.
Police say he loaded his cart with roughly $1,350 worth of merchandise and then attempted to bolt. That’s when store employees intervened and attempted to retrieve the stolen merchandise from the suspect.
Investigators say the man “battered” two store employees, and customers, in a vile attack that was caught on surveillance footage.
The suspect then fled the area in a small, light-colored SUV. The Lake Wales Police Department needs your help in identifying this man.
If you have information or know the identity of this man, please contact Detective Arana at the Lake Wales Police Department at 863-678-4223.