Jackson police got a call
Saturday night of a business burglary at the Target on I-55 in north Jackson.
Once they arrived, they arrested
24-year-old Alex Risley, who had been inside since before the store closed.
It's at that point Risley told
them what he was doing there.
"He actually told the
officers that he was trying to make a video, breaking into a business without
getting caught, but evidently he was caught in the process of it," said Jackson
Police Officer Colendula Green.
He then told officers he was
waiting on his friend to pick him up. That friend was 19-year-old
William McClain of Brandon.
"It's been coded as a business
burglary and also, William McClain was charged with accessory after the fact,"
So what about the video itself?
Was it worth the crime?
"He wasn't able to make a video
due to the fact that his phone battery was low. So I don't even think he got a
video of [breaking into the store]," said Green.
Risley's excuse of just shooting
a video is something authorities aren't buying.
"Some of the items collected
actually belonged to Target, the business, so I am quite sure they will be
charged with [theft of] these items," added Green.
Risley has been in trouble
before. He was convicted of two prior felonies, retail theft in Florida
back in 2009.
"Evidently for them, it's not a
good business to be in, if they're getting caught," said Green.
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