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Louisiana man allegedly caught stealing at Walmart, but wouldn’t go quietly

MASON CITY – A Louisiana man was doing more than shopping, allegedly, at the local Walmart and when he was caught, fled the scene.

Mason City police say that Wednesday night April 27 at 7:32 PM, Walmart employees tried to stop a subject suspected of shoplifting. The suspect, 35-year-old Cornelius Hawkins of Alexandria, Louisiana, refused to stop when ordered by loss prevention. Instead, Hawkins got into the passenger seat of a vehicle and fled the scene.

Officers began looking for the vehicle and a Cerro Gordo deputy made a traffic stop in the 1700 block of South Eisenhower.

As a result of that stop, Hawkins was arrested and jailed for fifth-degree theft.  He was taken to the county jail, booked and later released pending a court date.

Hawkins, Cornelius
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