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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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