MILLERSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Shoppers in Millersville were in for a real shock on Wednesday afternoon after an ex-con walked into the mall and then started acting very strangely.
Store surveillance video showed a man identified as Jessie Ray Hall II inside a Millersville store. Police say he was under the influence of drugs, possibly mixed with fentanyl.
Millersville Police Department Detective Jason Perry said it was disturbing.
“It’s becoming more and more of an epidemic, especially in our city right now,” Det. said Perry. “This drug hit him so hard because maybe it’s a mixture of heroin and fentanyl.”
Police say the 43-year-old traveled to the store on a stolen Harley Davidson motorcycle in Perry County. VIN and plates have been changed.
Investigators say the man they call a career criminal stayed in the exact same place for almost 20 minutes.
“It’s scary, you don’t know what he’s on,” Det. said Perry. “It could kill him.”
Sometimes Hall was hunched over or leaning on a cart. He wobbled and at one point almost seemed to convulse. Then, he finally hit his head against the steel cart.
“Families don’t need to see this while shopping. I mean little kids are going to see this,” Det. said Perry. “At any moment this man could die from the drugs because we don’t know how much he took.”
Store workers were concerned and called the police who arrived and quickly got medical attention for the criminal, possibly saving his life.
“At any time, if he had narcotics on him, it could have fallen out of his pocket, a child could grab it,” the detective said. said Perry.
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In Millersville, Hall was charged with crimes associated with the stolen motorcycle, but detectives told News 2 he also had four outstanding warrants in Robertson County, including to evade arrest.