Man fleeing police said attempt to get into car was not carjacking

PD: Man causes disturbances at numerous stores
Man fleeing police said attempt to get into car was not carjacking
Dalvon J. Tellis

A man accused of trying to get into a parked car with someone inside while he was fleeing police told officers he was looking for a place to sit, not attempting a carjacking, according to a release from Madison police.

Officers were called at 3:10 p.m. Thursday to Walmart at 7202 Watts Road after a man loaded four bottles of high-end liquor into a backpack and left without paying, according to the release.

Police said that as the man ran away, he grabbed the locked passenger side door of a car in the parking lot and banged on the window. A 63-year-old woman inside the car told police she was terrified, so she quickly drove away.

The man was arrested and told police he was not trying to carjack the woman. He said he was just trying to find a spot to sit down.

Dalvon J. Tellis, 21, was arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct, retail theft, resisting and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Officers said Tellis had created disturbances that same afternoon, yelling and swearing, after getting into confrontations with employees at Hy-Vee at 675 S. Whitney Way and at Copps at 620 S. Whitney Way.

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