Police use Taser on shoplifting suspect

Tyrall Jackson

Tyrall Jackson

DULUTH -- A Berkmar High School student wanted for shoplifting was quickly halted by Taser prongs after a short-lived chase by police.

His heist included three pairs of socks from Gwinnett Place Mall and a Trio Android media player from Fry's Electronics at 3296 Commerce Ave., according to a Gwinnett County Police incident report. The suspect, Tyrall Jackson, 19, of Lawrenceville, was charged on Feb. 16 with shoplifting, possession of tools during a crime obstructing a law enforcement officer and giving false name and birth date.

The report said Jackson made multiple passes through an aisle in the media player section, then eventually unsuccessfully attempted to burn the plastic wrapping of the item with a lighter. He then put the item, worth $69.99, underneath his shirt and left the store.

When an officer arrived at the store, he asked Jackson to sit on the ground and cross his ankles, but Jackson refused, then jumped up, pushed him aggressively and fled, the report said. But Taser prongs struck Jackson in his back, and he was placed in handcuffs.

During a pat down and check for weapons, the report said Jackson had three pairs of socks stuffed inside his pants. Jackson told police that a friend stole them and asked him to hide them. Jackson admitted to police that the socks were stolen from Gwinnett Place Mall, the report said.


pcjohn 2 years, 1 month ago

It's hard to find any pity for this punk.


R 2 years, 1 month ago

Not quite that would put us back into this ...

Star Trek


NewsReader 2 years, 1 month ago

He's young and stupid and he's a punk. He better get use to the inside of a prison cell. He's well on his way.


notblind 2 years ago

Prison is just another entitlement program nowadays. 3 meals and a bed.


Kat 2 years, 1 month ago

19 and still a high school student?? Oh yeah Tyrall, we've all heard the my friend stole it and asked me to hold it lie many times. Get an education, get a job and become a productive member of society.


trooper59 2 years ago

Article on black shoplifting suspect: flooded with comments about how much of a punk he looks like.

Article on white MURDER suspect posted the same day: silence.


suedehead 2 years ago

This kid is a punk. Not because of his color, but because of his actions.

That article doesn't have a photo. You know people around here need his ethnicity before they can make comments.


pcjohn 2 years ago

Hey trooper - I just reread all the posts prior to yours and can find NOONE who said he LOOKS like a punk. Everyone said he IS a punk. So where do you get your racial ideas?

Also, since no photo was provided for the other murder story how do you know the perp was white?


pcjohn 2 years ago

C'mon trooper 59, give us a response. You played the race card so back it up. Otherwise you'll be acting like a punk too.


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