Norwalk PD: New York man arrested after threatening to kill Walmart employees

Jermaine Hines

Jermaine Hines

Contributed / Norwalk police department

NORWALK — A New York man is facing a rash of charges after allegedly stealing from a local Walmart and threatening to kill store employees, according to police.

Jermaine Hines, 38, of Mount Vernon, N.Y., was arrested late Friday night after employees at the Walmart on Main Avenue said he confronted them with a screwdriver and threatened to return to the store with a gun, Lt. Joseph Dinho said Tuesday.

Dinho said staffers told police that Hines had been acting strangely in the store prior to the threat, including sleeping in the middle of the sales floor and putting on clothing from the sales rack.

Hines lashed out store employees and threatened to kill them after being asked to leave the building, Dinho said.

After police arrived on scene, officers discovered Hines was in possession of a substance that later tested positive for marijuana. He also refused to be fingerprinted after being brought to police headquarters for processing, according to police.

Hines was charged with possession of a controlled substance, failure to comply with fingerprinting, third-degree criminal trespass, sixth-degree larceny, second-degree threatening and disorderly conduct. He was held on $50,000 bond and given a court date of May 28.