ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Using MARTA as a getaway device is not the smartest of moves when trying to escape police.
Employees of the Marshall's store on North Point Parkway told police a man tried to leave the store Dec. 9 with a bag full of sweaters. When he was confronted by staff, the suspect allegedly threatened them with a knife having a red handle and fled the store.
Police found Cedric Lamar Jackson, 47, of Chamblee, at a nearby MARTA bus stop, identified through physical description. He also was allegedly breathing heavily, as if he had recently been running.
He was in possession of a knife with a red handle as well as several new bottles of perfume, for which he could not give receipts or say where they were bought. Police arrested him at the MARTA stop.