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POLICE: Louisville store looted by mob; at least one arrested

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Deon Cardwell (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Deon Cardwell (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say a store was looted by 40 to 60 people and at least one suspect was captured.

According to an arrest report, officers were called to a store on St. Andrews Church Road, near the corner of Blanton Lane, at 1 a.m. Wednesday, after someone reported that a "large group" of intoxicated people were "looting" the store.

When police arrived, they allegedly witnessed 40 to 60 people inside the store, stealing items, then running from the location.

Police say they found one of those people -- 19-year-old Deon A. Cardwell -- standing outside the store, drinking an alcoholic beverage.

The store clerk allegedly told police that Cardwell had stolen the beverage. Police say Cardwell admitted to stealing the drink, as well as other merchandise valued at $18.77.

He then allegedly began yelling at police, telling them that he stole the merchandise, "so what?" Police say he also threw a can of Red Bull at an officer and tried to run away.

When police captured Cardwell, they noticed he had bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and had trouble standing up, according to the arrest report. He also allegedly admitted to drinking at an "underage party" across the street before coming to the store.

Cardwell was arrested and charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place, disorderly conduct, theft and misrepresenting his age to obtain alcohol, according to the arrest report.

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