Wednesday, October 3, 2018

False Alarm!

The Clinton Police Department issued the following statement. 

(October 3, 2018) On October 1, 2018 at around 5:30 P.M., Clinton Police dispatch received calls reporting that a child was pointing a fake gun at people in the Clinton Wal-Mart.  Officers arrived on scene and the child was quickly detained after attempting to flee from officers. 

This 12 year old child is known to both the Clinton Police Department and Wal-Mart management for his frequent and repeated mischievous misbehavior.  The obviously fake gun was later recovered in the store and at no time was the child in possession of a real weapon. 

A careful examination of the video footage shows that the child entered the store by himself.  While the child was attempting to evade capture, he shed the hoodie he was reported wearing. Upon questioning, the juvenile attempted to blame his actions on a fictitious 14 year old that he stated was with him.  After viewing the high-definition surveillance cameras at Walmart it has been determined by Clinton Police Detectives that 12 year-old was alone at all times and did not have an accomplice. 

At no point was any person at risk of physical harm.  Had any immediate danger existed to the public, it is the policy of the Clinton Police Department to issue an immediate warning to local media and the Department’s social media accounts. For updates directly from the Clinton Police Department, please visit us at or

The Clinton Police Department would like to highlight the cooperation received from the Asset Protection Personnel at the Clinton Walmart.

Clinton Police and Walmart Asset Protection are working together to ensure that customers and associate safety is a top priority. Clinton Police believe that new tools being deployed by Walmart will promote a safe shopping experience.

Walmart has installed Lot Cop live view high definition cameras with night vision at multiple points on the exterior of the building and parking lot of the Clinton store. Additionally, new High Definition cameras have been installed on the interior of the Clinton Walmart. The new cameras, mounted throughout the store, are capable of reading a UPC code sitting on the shelf.

The 12 year old suspect was charged with misdemeanor Simple Assault by Physical Menace and transported to the Hinds County Youth Detention Center. Walmart has banned the 12 year old child from their stores.

Clinton Police urge shoppers to always be aware of your surroundings — and look up from that cellphone while inside and outside the store. 

Kingfish note: The press release was issued in response to this Facebook post:

PSA: I just want to warn everyone to be aware of your surroundings. I was just at the Clinton Walmart this afternoon, looking at candy on the Halloween isle, when a someone approached me from behind, stuck a gun in my back, and said “don’t move or I’ll shoot you”. I screamed and turned around and he took off towards the back of the store. I grabbed the first employee I saw, bless his heart, who in turn tried to find the guy while radioing for help, in which he got no response! The guy ditched the black hoodie he was wearing in the back of the store and the REAL gun. After bouncing around the store to flee, he was apprehended at the front of the store by CPD, with the help of some amazing Good Samaritans. Come to find out, this is a 12 YEAR OLD BOY, who already has a rap sheet. According to him, his 14 year old friend, that was with him, got away. No security arrived, ever, but thankfully CPD did.

I want every one to please pay attention to the people around you! If someone approaches you like that, act a fool!! I can obviously say this tactic works, because it’s the 2nd time this has happened to me, at the same Walmart 17 years ago, and I managed to walk away unharmed. If there is an intention to harm you, take you, or rob you, it freaks them out and scares them off. I’d rather handle a gunshot wound than be taken against my will. I’m still shaking but I’m fine. I’m mostly so disappointed and disgusted that I really can’t even run in Walmart without having to be scared to do so. I’d love to get some time alone with these kids parents!


Anonymous said...

False alarm my white ass.....

Anonymous said...

If he had poked that fake pistol into my back and I had grabbed a can of green beans and beat him to death with it, would I go to prison. I ask this because I do not carry a gun but I could forever more beat a criminal to death with a green bean can.

The thing I hate about these kinds of things is that they make me think about shooting or beating to death a 12 year old criminal POS, rather than have him kill me.

Anonymous said...

At least give a description of this juvenile delinquent !

If he had blonde hair & blue eyes we’d probably get his pic !

Anonymous said...

If that "obviously fake" gun (Clinton PD released a picture) had been pointed at a cop, the kid would be dead.

Anonymous said...

>>>Clinton Police urge shoppers to always be aware of your surroundings — and look up from that cellphone while inside and outside the store.<<<

What 'zactly you 'sposed to be looking for?


Kids behind you?

Kids behind you engaging in frequent and repeated mischievous misbehavior?

Fake guns?

Fake guns carried by mischevious kids behind you?

Anonymous said...

Does the Police report state whether or not it was a real "Code Brown" for that shopper? Whether or not the gun was fake and the kid was just funnin'?

Anonymous said...

With all the superlatives and useless info it’s obvious this press release was written by a Fox News enthusiast. Good to know she’s so impressed by the camera technology available theses days.

If those darn kids would just get off their phones...

The dichotomy between this release and a Jackson release is comical.

Anonymous said...

Already doing things like this at 12? Sadly, I doubt this will be the last we hear of this kid. A few weeks ago, there was an armed robbery outside this Walmart during daylight.

Anonymous said...

The woman who posted the original facebook account is a damned idiot and drama queen extraordinaire.

Anonymous said...

Amen @7:58 am. I am so tired of Facebook and people over-dramatizing things to get attention. I don't think we need to hear your story to know that we should be aware of our surroundings. Most of us learned that in the 3rd grade.

Anonymous said...

There are mental issues here. This kid's idea of "mischief" can be dangerous for himself and others. I hope he gets a complete psych evaluation rather than just criminal processing. At 12 years old a possible reversal of mental attitude could save him and society a lot of expense and headache. It's cheaper than Parchman.

Anonymous said...

Hopefully the next person he does this to will have a CCW and blow some of the little vermin's vital organs out his back.

Anonymous said...

In 2018 it is not uncommon for very real firearms to be brightlight colored with a ceramic product called "Cerakote" and then layered with designs. The uninformed could be easily fooled into thinking they were being treated with a toy until the final moment they witness the muzzle flash.

For an example you can Google image search for 'Glock NES Zapper" to see an example of a real Glock pistol made to look like the NES Zapper light gun from the 1980's

Anonymous said...

What to look for? A yute wearing a hoodie when it's warmer than 70*.

Anonymous said...

I never could understand why anyone would let a person come up to them wearing a hoodie when it is 80 degrees outside. Some are stupid enough to let such a person in their house. They should know by now that a hoodies is the uniform of thugs.

Anonymous said...

Today a fake gun. Tomorrow the real thing.

$JustSaying said...

This could have been a tragic situation on many levels and is disturbing to read some of the posts.I agree the CPD statement did not stress the real serious nature of the crime, the statement of help from Wal-Mart loss prevention is talking of providing video, the store did nothing to assist the victim as they have been instructed to not confront any situations that may involve litigation, we all need to remember when seconds count the police are minutes away. Hoodies or any type of dress that covers most of the head and face should not be allowed in stores.Just kidding or playing has gotten many people injured or killed.

2016 Hottest Reporter Poll

Suscribe to latest on JJ.

Recent Comments

Search Jackson Jambalaya

Subscribe to JJ's Youtube channel

Who is the hottest reporter?


Who is the Hottest Reporter in Jackson?

Trollfest '09

Trollfest '07 was such a success that Jackson Jambalaya will once again host Trollfest '09. Catch this great event which will leave NE Jackson & Fondren in flames. Othor Cain and his band, The Black Power Structure headline the night while Sonjay Poontang returns for an encore performance. Former Frank Melton bodyguard Marcus Wright makes his premier appearance at Trollfest singing "I'm a Sweet Transvestite" from "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." Kamikaze will sing his new hit, “How I sold out to da Man.” Robbie Bell again performs: “Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be Bells” and “Any friend of Ed Peters is a friend of mine”. After the show, Ms. Bell will autograph copies of her mug shot photos. In a salute to “Dancing with the Stars”, Ms. Bell and Hinds County District Attorney Robert Smith will dance the Wango Tango.

Wrestling returns, except this time it will be a Battle Royal with Othor Cain, Ben Allen, Kim Wade, Haley Fisackerly, Alan Lange, and “Big Cat” Donna Ladd all in the ring at the same time. The Battle Royal will be in a steel cage, no time limit, no referee, and the losers must leave town. Marshand Crisler will be the honorary referee (as it gives him a title without actually having to do anything).

Meet KIM Waaaaaade at the Entergy Tent. For five pesos, Kim will sell you a chance to win a deed to a crack house on Ridgeway Street stuffed in the Howard Industries pinata. Don't worry if the pinata is beaten to shreds, as Mr. Wade has Jose, Emmanuel, and Carlos, all illegal immigrants, available as replacements for the it. Upon leaving the Entergy tent, fig leaves will be available in case Entergy literally takes everything you have as part of its Trollfest ticket price adjustment charge.

Donna Ladd of The Jackson Free Press will give several classes on learning how to write. Smearing, writing without factchecking, and reporting only one side of a story will be covered. A donation to pay their taxes will be accepted and she will be signing copies of their former federal tax liens. Ms. Ladd will give a dramatic reading of her two award-winning essays (They received The Jackson Free Press "Best Of" awards.) "Why everything is always about me" and "Why I cover murders better than anyone else in Jackson".

In the spirit of helping those who are less fortunate, Trollfest '09 adopts a cause for which a portion of the proceeds and donations will be donated: Keeping Frank Melton in his home. The “Keep Frank Melton From Being Homeless” booth will sell chances for five dollars to pin the tail on the jackass. John Reeves has graciously volunteered to be the jackass for this honorable excursion into saving Frank's ass. What's an ass between two friends after all? If Mr. Reeves is unable to um, perform, Speaker Billy McCoy has also volunteered as when the word “jackass” was mentioned he immediately ran as fast as he could to sign up.

In order to help clean up the legal profession, Adam Kilgore of the Mississippi Bar will be giving away free, round-trip plane tickets to the North Pole where they keep their bar complaint forms (which are NOT available online). If you don't want to go to the North Pole, you can enjoy Brant Brantley's (of the Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance) free guided tours of the quicksand field over by High Street where all complaints against judges disappear. If for some reason you are unable to control yourself, never fear; Judge Houston Patton will operate his jail where no lawyers are needed or allowed as you just sit there for minutes... hours.... months...years until he decides he is tired of you sitting in his jail. Do not think Judge Patton is a bad judge however as he plans to serve free Mad Dog 20/20 to all inmates.

Trollfest '09 is a pet-friendly event as well. Feel free to bring your dog with you and do not worry if your pet gets hungry, as employees of the Jackson Zoo will be on hand to provide some of their animals as food when it gets to be feeding time for your little loved one.

Relax at the Fox News Tent. Since there are only three blonde reporters in Jackson (being blonde is a requirement for working at Fox News), Megan and Kathryn from WAPT and Wendy from WLBT will be on loan to Fox. To gain admittance to the VIP section, bring either your Republican Party ID card or a Rebel Flag. Bringing both and a torn-up Obama yard sign will entitle you to free drinks served by Megan, Wendy, and Kathryn. Get your tickets now. Since this is an event for trolls, no ID is required. Just bring the hate. Bring the family, Trollfest '09 is for EVERYONE!!!

This is definitely a Beaver production.

Note: Security provided by INS.

Trollfest '07

Jackson Jambalaya is the home of Trollfest '07. Catch this great event which promises to leave NE Jackson & Fondren in flames. Sonjay Poontang and his band headline the night with a special steel cage, no time limit "loser must leave town" bout between Alan Lange and "Big Cat"Donna Ladd following afterwards. Kamikaze will perform his new song F*** Bush, he's still a _____. Did I mention there was no referee? Dr. Heddy Matthias and Lori Gregory will face off in the undercard dueling with dangling participles and other um, devices. Robbie Bell will perform Her two latest songs: My Best Friends are in the Media and Mama's, Don't Let Your Babies Grow up to be George Bell. Sid Salter of The Clarion-Ledger will host "Pin the Tail on the Trial Lawyer", sponsored by State Farm.

There will be a hugging booth where in exchange for your young son, Frank Melton will give you a loooong hug. Trollfest will have a dunking booth where Muhammed the terrorist will curse you to Allah as you try to hit a target that will drop him into a vat of pig grease. However, in the true spirit of Separate But Equal, Don Imus and someone from NE Jackson will also sit in the dunking booth for an equal amount of time. Tom Head will give a reading for two hours on why he can't figure out who the hell he is. Cliff Cargill will give lessons with his .80 caliber desert eagle, using Frank Melton photos as targets. Tackleberry will be on hand for an autograph session. KIM Waaaaaade will be passing out free titles and deeds to crackhouses formerly owned by The Wood Street Players.

If you get tired come relax at the Fox News Tent. To gain admittance to the VIP section, bring either your Republican Party ID card or a Rebel Flag. Bringing both will entitle you to free drinks.Get your tickets now. Since this is an event for trolls, no ID is required, just bring the hate. Bring the family, Trollfest '07 is for EVERYONE!!!

This is definitely a Beaver production.

Note: Security provided by INS