Man damages gas station, refuses to give name

Staff report


Police said they had to use a man’s profile picture on his Facebook page on his cellphone after he refused to give police, paramedics and emergency room personnel his real name Thursday morning.

Police were called to a 504 E. Midlothian Blvd. gas station about 1:40 a.m. for a report of a man jumping on cars. They found 22-year-old William Joseph Walker of Warren, who was jumping on the hood of a man’s car, throwing candy and yelling and swearing at police and onlookers.

Inside the gas station, witnesses said Walker asked about a stray dog and before anyone could answer, he threw candy, ripped open a bag of ice and kicked a glass door, breaking the glass before he jumped on someone’s car.

Walker was taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center but still refused to give his name and continued swearing at police and hospital personnel. Officers checked his phone and found his Facebook page, which gave them a clue to his real name, reports said.

They found that under his real name, he had a warrant from Niles police.

He faces charges of aggravated menacing, criminal damaging, theft, obstruction of justice and vandalism, reports said.

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