A late night Walmart run for baseball cards turned violent in Alaska.
Police in Anchorage tracked down a 21-year-old man late Monday night after police say he stole baseball cards from a local Walmart, pulled a knife on a member of the store’s security staff who confronted him and then took off.
Police say the store’s security team watched as Joshua Pressley tried to shoplift the packaged cards and attempted to stop him as he left the store. That’s when police were told Pressley wheeled around, pulled out a blue-handled pocket knife and pointed it toward one of the employees. The victim told police he believed he was going to be stabbed and backed away from Pressley, who then took off running.
A member of the Walmart security team called police and after a description of the suspect was aired over the radio, several units began searching the area. One officer reported seeing Pressley in a nearby trailer park and confronted him. During a search, the knife was found in Pressley’s front pocket and the stolen cards were discovered in a backpack along with meth and other drug paraphernalia. During his arrest, police say Pressley “exhibited behaviors consistent with someone who is high on meth.”
Pressley was booked into the Anchorage Jail on charges of first degree robbery, third degree assault and fourth degree theft.