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This is the moment a Starbucks thief in Ohio was sabotaged by the coffee shop’s flimsy paper bags before shooting officers and being arrested on Monday.
Dominque M. Hullum, 30, of Cleveland, was arrested after a botched robbery at a Starbucks in the 27100 block of Lorain Road in North Olmsted.
He shot at officers while trying to escape before being detained in a nearby residential area, authorities said.
Hullum reportedly entered the store around 8 a.m. Monday, he ordered people to get on the ground and instructed staff to give him money.
Surveillance video from Starbucks shows a man who appears to be Hullum pointing a gun at two distraught cashiers as they remove trays from cash registers and place money in paper bags.
But when Hullum tried to leave the store, the lousy paper bags gave way under the weight of the money he planned to steal.
The thief can then be seen struggling to put the money into a white plastic bag that would also break when he tried to escape from the police.
Police dash cam video shows the suspect running through the Starbucks parking lot with the bag of money in his hand before being hit by a police car.
Hullum shoots the officer and when his bag breaks a second time, he decides his freedom is more important than money and runs from the police.
He was later arrested, but not without a confrontation with police, in which he and a North Olmsted police officer were injured.
Arrested and Charged
Both were taken to hospital and the officer was treated for minor injuries and released the same day. Police have not commented on Hullum’s condition.
He has been charged with aggravated assault and North Olmsted police said additional charges may be filed.
During the confrontation, an officer was slightly injured. Hullum was also injured, but police have not disclosed whether he is still receiving treatment at the hospital.
“The guy didn’t have safety in mind, for anybody, he’s shooting at officers, so he tells you the state of mind of him, he doesn’t care,” Barrett said.
Hullum has a long criminal history and has been arrested at least eight times since 2010.
When he was just 19 years old, Hullum was charged with a fourth-degree felony after attacking a firefighter. In 2014, he was arrested for drunken disorderly conduct and the following year he was charged with possession of a controlled substance.
His last arrest before Monday’s incident was in 2021, when he was charged with a felony following a 2016 arrest for aggravated robbery.
“The suspect encountered a police officer at Dover Center Road and Brookpark Extension and fired multiple shots at him,” North Olmsted police officers said in a news release.
“One of our cars was hit by gunfire, he got shot in the hood of the car and the driver’s side window was shattered,” Sergeant Dan Barrett told Cleveland19.
“Our officer jumped out of the car and returned fire once he began shooting at the suspect.”
Hullum then reportedly got into a car and traveled north on Dover Center Road.
He was followed by numerous members of the North Olmsted Police Department before finally pulling up behind a residence on Kingston Circle, where both sides opened fire, police said.
Officers from North Olmsted and Westlake were eventually able to apprehend him, the departments said in a statement.
Dominque M. Hullum Quick and Facts
- Dominque M. Hullum, 30, of Cleveland, was arrested after a failed robbery at a Starbucks in the 27100 block of Lorain Road in North Olmsted
- He shot at officers as he tried to escape before being taken into custody in a nearby residential area, authorities said
- Surveillance video shows Hullum pointing a gun at two distraught cashiers as they remove the cash registers’ trays and put the money inside paper bags
- Police dashcam video shows the suspect running across the Starbuck’s parking lot with the bag of money in hand before being hit by a police car
- He has been charged with aggravated assault and North Olmsted police said they might bring additional charges