GPD: Dunnellon man sprayed people with fire extinguisher at Walmart

Published: Feb. 11, 2020 at 10:57 AM EST
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A Dunnellon man was arrested Tuesday morning after police said he sprayed two people with a fire extinguisher at a Gainesville Walmart.

According to the police report, Gregg David Atkisson, 33, went into the Walmart on NE 12th Avenue and grabbed a fire extinguisher near the garden section. Atkisson started breaking windows, doors and anti-theft devices totaling over $10,000 in damage.

The report also said Atkisson sprayed two people with the extinguisher and then grabbed two packs of cigarettes and left the store.

When police arrived, Atkisson attempted to run away when he was ordered to stop.

Atkisson was charged with battery, petit theft, criminal mischief, resisting arrest and interfering with firefighter equipment. He was booked at the Alachua County Jail with no bond currently set.

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