Perry police chief accused of tirade at Walmart

PERRY, Utah (AP) — The police chief in the northern Utah town of Perry is accused of verbally abusing Walmart employees over having to show a receipt before exiting the store. The Deseret News reports Police Chief Mike Jones is on paid administrative leave and is expected to face disorderly conduct charges stemming from the Dec. 12 incident. Harrisville police say Jones cursed at and threatened two elderly employees, complaining he was being accused of stealing after spending more than $400 at the store while off duty. Police say Harrisville’s Police Chief Max Jackson was called to the scene and recognized Jones. Authorities say they spoke privately and Jackson sent Jones home. Perry Mayor Jerry Nelson says the sheriff’s office in Weber County is investigating.

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