A local man was arrested Monday afternoon after he allegedly flagged down a passing motorist on the Pennyrile Parkway while trying to evade police.
The investigation began at Wal Mart just before 3pm, when store Loss Prevention employees attempted to confront 22-year old Quinten Bussell of Hopkinsville for allegedly trying to walk out of the store with 235 dollars worth of merchandise he didn’t pay for—including several items to furnish a bathroom, soap and bug spray.
Bussell allegedly ran from the store when approached by a security guard and stopped a motorist on the parkway to get a ride. The motorist stopped when police began a pursuit and Bussell was arrested a short distance later on foot.
He was charged with theft and fleeing from police.