A Florida man arrested for promoting medicine tried to flee from police custody dressed as a health care provider, deputies stated.
James “Poppa” Jenkins Jr., of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, was arrested on Monday on an energetic drug warrant for promoting opiates inside 1,000 toes of a faculty.
The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office stated the 71-year-old Jenkins was taken to a neighborhood hospital after complaining of chest ache.
He was taken to North Okaloosa Medical Center for analysis after being arrested on Still Boulevard in Crestview, Florida, throughout a visitors cease by a sheriff’s deputy.
As deputies waited for discharge paperwork to be accomplished, Jankins got here out of his room dressed as a health care provider. He was sporting blue scrubs and a stethoscope, the sheriff’s workplace stated.
Jenkins tried to expire of the hospital’s emergency room doorways, ignoring the deputy’s instructions to cease. He was quickly apprehended.
He claimed that somebody on the hospital introduced him the scrubs, in line with the sheriff’s workplace. However, hospital workers stated the scrubs Jenkins wore do not belong to them.
“James ‘Poppa’ Jenkins Jr. was arrested on a warrant for selling opiates,” the sheriff’s workplace tweeted, alongside an image of Jenkins taken throughout his arrest.
Jenkins is seen within the picture along with his palms raised and sporting a purple shirt, black suspenders and a number of other rings.
“He complained of chest ache and was taken to a neighborhood hospital. He later emerged from his room dressed as a health care provider, sporting blue scrubs and a stethoscope, and tried to run. The deputy wasn’t fooled. #Fail“
The investigation is continuous, the sheriff’s workplace stated.
Along with the narcotics cost, Jenkins is now additionally going through new fees of resisting arrest with out violence and escape, jail records present.
News of Jenkins’ arrest prompted some to make jokes on the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office’s Facebook web page.
“This like a Scooby Doo and Shaggy getaway attempt,” one commenter wrote. Another added: “Another slice of life on the Panhandle. Never a dull moment.”
The incident comes after a girl accused of shoplifting tried to get away from Okaloosa County sheriff’s deputies on a bicycle earlier than taking her prime off final month.
Courtney Elizabeth Backes, 32, was seen using and weaving down the middle of Highway 98 in Okaloosa Island, between Fort Walton Beach and Destin, in September, the Miami Herald reported. When a sheriff’s deputy requested Backes to cease, she informed him: “Make me.”