A man who is described as mentally unbalanced, but who claimed to be in a gang, used a baseball bat in a random attack on a woman shopping in a Fort Smith, Arkansas Walmart.
Surveillance video shows a man identified by police as Corey Mosley running down an aisle with bat in hand. He is seen running up to the victim, Ashlyne Rogers. He is then seen hitting her in the head with the weapon.
The suspect fled from the store. Police later arrested him at his home.
Mosley’s brother, Marcus Mosley, insists that the accused is mentally unstable. “I don’t feel that he’s solely responsible for it because he’s off of his medication.”
Marcus Mosely also apologized for his brother’s actions. “I apologize to the young lady and her family,” he said.
Police reported that Mosely had seen a movie where a ball bat was used on someone and wanted to re-create the scene. The police report also says Mosely insisted the attack was gang related.
The victim’s father told the media that his daughter was recovering well. “I couldn’t be happier based on the situation of how she’s doing and holding up,” said Dustin Rogers.
“Mosley was arraigned Wednesday (June 18) and pleaded not guilty,” KFSM reported. It was reported that he is currently being held on a $20,000 bond.
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