Lopez Jalecic gets drunk in Walmart, tries stealing officer’s gun

Lopez Jalecic gets drunk in Walmart, tries stealing officer’s gun

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34-year-old Lopez Jalecic was shoplifting at the Wal-Mart on Nolensville Pike on December 7th. Officers were dispatched regarding a suspect who attempted to get the security officer’s gun. They arrived and spoke with Walmart’s loss prevention staff, who advised them that they witnessed Jalecic open bottles of alcoholic beverages and consumed them on the property. They stated that when they tried to detain Jalecic, he became violent and kept reaching for his waistband. When they were able to arrest him, they uncovered a firearm in his waist area, and he kept threatening them until the officers arrived. Officers reviewed the surveillance and observed Jalecic grabbing and consuming bottles of beer. Jalecic was visibly intoxicated as he admitted to drinking the beers and stated numerous times that the loss prevention staff treated him like “he stole something worth a lot more than what he did.” The loss prevention staff wished to prosecute, and Jalecic was taken into custody for theft, possessing a weapon while under the influence, and public intoxication.

Lopez Jalecic (MNPD)
Lopez Jalecic (MNPD)

Lopez Jalecic of Nashville, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on December 7th, charged with theft, public intoxication, and weapon possession while under the influence. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $5,500, and the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office gave him pre-trial release from their facility.

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