Accused Norwalk Walmart robber indicted

Defendant attempted to inflict or threatened to inflict physical harm, indictment says.
Cary Ashby
Mar 2, 2014

 

A Huron County grand jury has indicted a local man accused of fleeing from a robbery at the Norwalk Walmart.

Nathaniel W. O'Brien, 24, of 230 Whittlesey Ave., Lot 4A, is charged with robbery. His indictment says the defendant attempted to inflict or threatened to inflict physical harm on someone while attempting to or committing a theft offense.

The second-degree felony is in connection with a Jan. 28 incident. If convicted, O'Brien faces two to eight years in prison.

O'Brien was arrested in the Walmart parking lot shortly after he reportedly fled with unspecified merchandise.

"I think he (O'Brien) ran into an employee while fleeing and caused physical harm to the (male) customer," Norwalk Assistant Law Director Scott Christophel said soon after the incident.

The Norwalk Police Department arrested the suspect on a probation violation warrant through Norwalk Municipal Court.

"When the employees confronted the individual, he attempted to flee," Officer Michael Biller wrote in his report.

"Two bystanders in the parking lot intervened to help apprehend the subject. An unidentified female tripped the subject, causing him to lose a shoe briefly and a male subject in the parking lot grabbed (O'Brien) and held onto him until police arrived. The subject attempted to free himself from the grasp of the concerned bystander by producing a can of aerosol pepper spray on the bystander and himself," the officer said.

The police report indicates an Ohio 60, New London, male witness wasn't injured.

O'Brien must post a $10,000 bond before being released from the Huron County Jail. His Huron County Common Pleas Court trial date is April 17.

Comments

mikeylikesit

he should have stolen a comb..

Yakov

also a razor and shave creme

bdid.d519

He has beautifully arched brows! Lol I didn't know dudes were in to that..

whattheBucks

Ummmmm. Real dudes don't. I believe he thought he was spraying some flyaway hairspray on himself not pepper spray. We'll see how arched his eyebrows can get when he's in the pokey

TrollingMotors

awww looks like he has been crying, Its tough being held accountable isnt it?

WATCHED_1s

Lol this guy would have got slammed if he sprayed me with pepper spray. He's a twerp. Nate deserves what he gets for this. By looking at him, my guess would be drugs had a role in it.