Tip Of Woman's Thumb Severed After Accused Shoplifter Runs Into Her

By: Wendy Enneking Email
By: Wendy Enneking Email

She went to Wal-Mart to shop. But instead, police say a central Kentucky woman lost part of a finger, all because of a shoplifter.

She was just in the wrong place, at the wrong time.

Police say the shoplifting suspect, 22-year-old Davin Walker, ran into the woman Thursday afternoon, in the parking lot of the Richmond Wal-Mart.

Store security was chasing Walker at the time. Police say he had stolen some items and was trying to get away.

In the parking lot, police say Walker then ran into a shopper, then pushed her to the ground.

The 69-year-old woman's thumb then got caught in a shopping cart as she fell, severing the tip of it.

Police say they then chased Walker on foot through some nearby fields. About 15 minutes after the incident, officers say they arrested him near Roy Kidd Stadium.

Walker is now being held in the Madison County Detention Center. He's charged with first degree robbery and second degree fleeing and evading.

Officials have not yet released the woman's name. We do know she was taken to Pattie A. Clay Hospital in Richmond, before being transported to UK Hospital.

Officials have not yet released the woman's condition, or said if they were able to reattach the tip of her thumb.

Walker is currently a senior wide receiver on the Eastern Kentucky University football team.


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  • by davin Location: walker on Jul 8, 2008 at 03:28 AM
    please give me one more chance I promise I wont do this agin I need to play football
  • by suzie on Jul 7, 2008 at 07:19 AM
    sounds like he should be at ohio state instead of eku.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 6, 2008 at 10:43 AM
    didnt think you would put my comment on here about the locks and barber.
  • by tired of thievses on Jul 5, 2008 at 06:28 PM
    put and keep him in jail he needs to be charged with robbery because he hurt someone while stealing dont blame loss prevention he should have not been stealing he choose too
  • by EKU Grad Location: Richmond on Jul 5, 2008 at 02:39 PM
    Let's back off the Caucasian indignation for a moment and inject some perspective. After spending a great deal of time with the student population at EKU, I can attest that he's no likely no worse in character (but apparently in judgement) than any of the others. Great teachers, so-so administration, lousy student body, is the lay of the land there. "Zatoichi", the first poster here, sounds like a wonderful example of what I'm trying to describe. "Dean"'s point about the Wal-Mart security is right on.
  • by Zatoichi Location: Richmond on Jul 5, 2008 at 10:16 AM
    Probably stealing bread, was just so hungry. Just like those folks from Hurricane Katrina, they were starving...after all 4 hours without food will kill anyone. George Bush to blame..now we must elect Obama to feed us.
  • by N/A Location: KnottCo. on Jul 5, 2008 at 08:41 AM
    Just another Thug Gangsta wanna be. If he is going to school on a scholarship... take it and give it to someone that will be a productive member to society. This jerk has already proven what he wants to be, a THUG.
  • by jon Location: auxier on Jul 5, 2008 at 07:51 AM
    well here if a star football player gets in trouble it is usually a well to do family (you know well to do with a lot of money) they just blow it off and never do anything. just think about the new P-burg high school, when the locks were destroyed. and then the barber incident. and i could think of some more.
  • by lewis Location: edmonton on Jul 5, 2008 at 05:12 AM
    real shame , youngman has his life setup , and throws it away for shoplifting! ,you can take the man out of the ghetto , but you can't take the ghatto out of the man;a real shame ,
  • by missy Location: southeastern ky on Jul 5, 2008 at 05:08 AM
    Maybe the Tennessee Vols will sign him up to play for them. They seem to like criminals on their team!

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