UNION TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – A 19-year-old man said he’s sorry after allegedly stealing from a local Walmart, knocking over and injuring a worker and then leading police on a chase.
The Walmart employee is now recovering and the suspect is in jail.
However, before he was thrown behind bars, the suspect offered up an apology.
“I apologize for what has occurred and that I’m praying for his recovery and I just apologize,” Jordan McMullen said.
McMullen’s apology is meant for a 72-year-old greeter at the Walmart in Union Township, Lawrence County.
According to police, as McMullen was trying to get away after stealing, he threw the employee to the ground.
“The male actually grabbed him and slammed him down, thus fracturing his hip,” Union Twp. Police Officer David McBride said.
However, it didn’t end there. Police said McMullen was behind the wheel of a car and reached speeds of 100 mph, while trying to lose police.
“The numerous lives he put in jeopardy at the high-rate of speed he was traveling was just unbelievable,” Officer McBride said.
As New Castle Police and Union Township Police followed, KDKA-TV learned that McMullen smashed into a police cruiser before losing control of his vehicle.
“There was a large mound of dirt, approximately seven-feet high, which he became airborne at that time and went down into the woods a good forty to fifty yards and struck a tree,” Officer McBride aid.
Police said the 72-year-old Walmart employee had to undergo surgery today. The whole incident was apparently over a couple hundred bucks in window decal stickers.
“Stupid stuff. Nothing worth taking,” McMullen said.
McMullen is facing a laundry list of charges. For the chase alone, he’s facing aggravated assault by motor vehicle.