Three accused of robbing Salisbury Walmart with stun gun

Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 22, 2011

By Nathan Hardin
SALISBURY — Three Charlotte men were arrested Wednesday after a failed attempt to return items at a Salisbury Walmart led to an armed robbery.
According to Salisbury Police, Diaundrea Hallman, Dontavius Pendergrass and Jihad Pittman were arrested in the parking lot after they pulled a stun gun on a Walmart loss prevention officer.
The men tried to return a king-size mattress pad at the 323 Arlington St. store about 6 p.m., but were turned away because they did not have a receipt, the report said.
Police said the men began causing a disturbance in the store and began walking toward the bedding aisle.
They were seen taking a queen-size mattress topper and leaving the old pad lying on the floor, the report said.
As Walmart officials tried to stop the men at the door, one of the men pulled out a stun gun and pointed it at the officers.
The report said the man told loss prevention that he was going to “—- someone up,” whoever tried to stop them.
Police said the men got into a 2006 gray Pontiac and began driving away very fast, nearly hitting pedestrians in the store’s parking lot.
They were stopped shortly after by Salisbury Police and charged with felony robbery with a firearm or other dangerous weapon.
Hallman, 21, Pendergrass, 21, and Pittman, 20, were each given $50,000 bonds. All three were in jail Thursday morning.