Warrant: Man was pretending to be deaf, mute outside Publix
December 07, 2013 10:22 PM | 1934 views | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
MARIETTA — A Powder Springs man was arrested outside of a local grocery store at 10 p.m. on a Saturday night after police say he was pretending to be deaf and mute.

The warrant stated that after being asked to leave by the store manager, the man plugged in a space heater next to a bench and continued to sit outside of a Publix supermarket off East Piedmont Road, on the corner of Roswell Road near east Cobb.

According to the warrant, Demarius Hampton, 24, was begging for money and pretending to be deaf and mute. He was arrested by the Cobb County Police Department on Nov. 30

Hampton was charged with criminal trespassing and was granted a $1,000 bond, but has not been released.

— Rachel Gray

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