Cantonment Man Stole Vodka And A Chicken Sandwich From Walmart, Kicked Deputy, Report States

March 27, 2024

A Cantonment man was accused of stealing  a chicken sandwich and a can of vodka from Walmart before kicking a deputy.

John Lynn Brinkley, 57, was charged with felony battery on a law enforcement officer and felony retail petit theft, second or subsequent offense.

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Walmart at 4600 Mobile Highway where a loss prevention officer told deputies that Brinkley had taken a chicken sandwich earlier in the day. The loss prevention office said he was able to “recover” the sandwich and told Brinkley not to return to the store.¬† Loss prevention said Brinkley returned and exited the store without paying for $4.48 can of High Noon vodka at which time he was escorted to an office, the report continues. The Walmart officer said he took a knife off Brinkley after he said something about “shanking”.

The deputy noted in the report that Brinkley appeared intoxicated as he cursed at the deputy and Walmart employee. According to the ECSO, Brinkley kicked the deputy in the leg, at which time the deputy “leg swept” Brinley, causing him to fall to the ground. EMS was called because Brinkley was bleeding profusely, and he was transported to Baptist Hospital where he was hospitalized and remote booked on charges.

Brinkley was not charged in connection with the alleged chicken sandwich theft.


11 Responses to “Cantonment Man Stole Vodka And A Chicken Sandwich From Walmart, Kicked Deputy, Report States”

  1. Northender on March 29th, 2024 8:46 pm

    All I can say is if this guy is only 57 then he’s had a hard, hard life, but theft is theft.

  2. Jesse on March 28th, 2024 7:30 pm

    this is why social security & mental health funding needs to be prioritized.

  3. Tommy B on March 28th, 2024 8:06 am

    Dear anonymous,

    Is that what you think we have become as a society? If you need it, just take it? That is the “new” disease and people like you think it’s ok. There are many ways to go about getting food but stealing is NOT the way. Of course no one ate the chicken sandwich, it was thrown away. Would you eat it if a transient with piss and crap hands held it?

  4. Good grief on March 28th, 2024 1:17 am

    Alcoholism is NOT a disease, it is an addiction.
    It started out as a choice, then it became a habit, then an addiction.

  5. TK on March 27th, 2024 6:36 pm

    @Andy and Earnest T. Neither of you are funny at all. You are actually pathetic.

  6. Old Skinny on March 27th, 2024 3:44 pm

    I personally think that this is very sad … nothing to be joking about. Alcoholism is a disease … bad choices and dependency issues lead to this.

  7. anonymous on March 27th, 2024 11:48 am

    I personally do not think the first situation was necessary bc that man could have been starving. Like ? Over a chicken sandwhich…better not have charged him for the chicken sandwich. Made me upset like they took that man’s chicken sandwich…I bet noone even ate it.

  8. Deborah Daugherty on March 27th, 2024 10:21 am

    Good one,Andy..

  9. matt on March 27th, 2024 9:59 am

    gotta be a brave soul to work Loss Prevention now-a-days!

  10. Earnest T Bass on March 27th, 2024 8:56 am

    It’s me, it’s me, it’s Earnest T

  11. Andy Griffith on March 27th, 2024 6:27 am

    Ernest T Bass is that you ??

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