A PetSmart Store in Greeley, Colorado had no idea that the truck driver delivering their freight would be armed and dangerous just minutes afterwards.
Scott Walker was employed as a driver for Michael Most Trucking in Phoenix, Arizona. But as of Tuesday, Walker went from “behind the wheel” to “behind prison bars.”
According to www.denverpost.com, Walker left the PetSmart store around 10:11 Tuesday morning and drove his truck to another street eight minutes away, abandoning the vehicle. Luckily, the truck was equipped with a tracking device, similar to the satellite tracking that all of Road Scholar Transport’s tractor trailers contain, allowing for the trucking company to quickly identify where their truck was and alert the police.
One witness remarks noticing the semi truck’s door being open (which Road Scholar also has the ability to identify every time a door is opened or closed), only to realize that Walker had exited the truck, waving a gun at cars and pedestrians around him.
Walker proceeded to force people to turn their vehicles over to him, and when that didn’t work, he entered a house where he temporarily held a man, Max Morgan, hostage, telling him that he needed “to be flown away from the home in a helicopter.”
According to the article, Morgan called the police and Walker escaped in a Comcast truck he had confiscated, firing at and missing a police officer in the process, only to crash into a steel fence nearby.
Walker surrendered and is being held on $2 million dollars bail, being charged with “11 felony counts, including attempted first-degree murder of a police officer; two counts of burglary, six counts of felony menacing, armed robbery and attempted armed robbery” (http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_16967284).
Another good reason why Road Scholar Transport background checks all of its drivers!