MANITOWOC – A homeless man was arrested early Sunday morning at Menards after pretending to be an employee and tried to access the store computers.

A report from Manitowoc Police Department said Jazzmar A. Turner, 23, entered the store, 5120 Calumet Ave., at about 6:30 a.m. from an employee entrance, and said he was a worker “from the warehouse.”

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The store did not open until 8 a.m., but a manager told officers another worker was starting that day, so she thought Turner might be him. However, after talking with Turner she realized he wasn’t that person, and he then asked her if he could apply for a job and wanted to use their computers.

She told him no, and asked male co-workers to remove him. He then walked into the store’s electrical department. A worker went to the front of the store to get a manager, and when they returned, Turner was wearing a Menards vest, said he was a morning stocker and asked to use a computer.

Turner first told an officer he worked there, and then said he wanted to apply for a job. Turner was arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct.

Online court records show Turner was found guilty of obstructing an officer in June in Sheboygan County Circuit Court. Manitowoc police said Turner has had several run-ins with city officers in recent weeks.


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