OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Deputies say a man tried to escape from custody by dressing up as a doctor.
Okaloosa County Sheriff's Deputies arrested James "Poppa" Jenkins, Jr., 71, of Fort Walton Beach Monday on an active warrant for selling opiates within 1,000 feet of a school.
Deputies say Jenkins started complaining about chest pain and was taken to a local hospital. They say while waiting for discharge paperwork to be completed, Jenkins came out of his room dressed like a doctor in scrubs and a stethoscope, and tried to run out of the emergency room.
They deputy caught Jenkins.
Jenkins says someone at the hospital brought him the scrubs.
Jenkins is now facing a new charge of resisting arrest without violence and escape.
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