Former Atlanta Falcon arrested after police say he took suitcase from Hartsfield-Jackson




  • In US
  • 2022-12-01 02:12:04Z
  • By WSB Cox articles
 

A former NFL player with the Atlanta Falcons is now facing charges after police say he took a suitcase that wasn't his and stole a charger.

Channel 2 Investigative Reporter Mark Winne obtained body camera footage that shows Damien Parms being arrested inside Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

Police told Winne that Parms took a suitcase off of a Delta baggage carousel and into a restroom before going through it. They say he took a charging cord from the bag and took it back to another baggage carousel.

"I put it on one of the conveyor belts. It was a green bag. It looked just like my bag," Parms can be heard telling police.

[DOWNLOAD: Free WSB-TV News app for alerts as news breaks]

Parms did not have a ticket to fly or boarding pass indicating he would have had a suitcase on the carousel.

"Mr. Parms stated that he needed a bag. That's what he told our investigator," APD Airport Precinct Commander Major Kelley Collier said.

Major Collier says that luggage theft is rare at the airport.

"We have a lot of officers patrolling," he explained, "so any issue that may arise we are able to address it immediately."

TRENDING STORIES:

  • Suspects caught on camera 'celebrating' after deadly Atlantic Station shooting, police say

  • Gwinnett County teacher left bloodied after being attacked by student, cellphone footage shows

  • Metro Atlanta McDonald's holds baby shower for 'little nugget' born in restroom

Winne spoke with Parms over the phone who said he was at the airport to buy food.

Parms told Winne he has a job making $25 an hour and a loft apartment, and has plenty of money from his time in the NFL.

Between 2015 and 2019, Parms was part of the Atlanta Falcons, the Buffalo Bills, Atlanta Falcons a second time and the Carolina Panthers. He never played in the regular season, however. He did make several appearances in the pre-season.

[SIGN UP: WSB-TV Daily Headlines Newsletter]

David Irons Sr. told Winne that he trained Parms and if the allegations are true, he must have been desperate because he would not normally commit a crime.

IN OTHER NEWS:

COMMENTS

More Related News

5 takeaways from Falcons DC Ryan Nielsen
5 takeaways from Falcons DC Ryan Nielsen's introductory presser

We're gonna take what we've done well here the last couple of years, and we're gonna implement some new things," said Nielsen.

Until the Browns come on the clock: A top-43 2023 NFL Mock Draft
Until the Browns come on the clock: A top-43 2023 NFL Mock Draft

It is going to be a while until the Browns come on the clock this Spring, so why not mock the first 42 picks in a 2023 NFL Mock Draft?

Cameron Jordan shares his take on Tom Brady
Cameron Jordan shares his take on Tom Brady's retirement, Tampa Bay's future

Cameron Jordan shared his take on Tom Brady's second retirement at the Pro Bowl Games on Saturday, also taking a parting shot at Tampa Bay's future without TB12:

Ranking the Bears
Ranking the Bears' potential trade partners for No. 1 pick

The Bears should have no shortage of suitors for the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft. We rank those potential trade partners:

Ranking all 56 Super Bowls from best to worst: Where do Chiefs, Eagles games rate on dramatic scale?
Ranking all 56 Super Bowls from best to worst: Where do Chiefs, Eagles games rate on dramatic scale?

With just over a week until Super Bowl 57 kicks off between Chiefs and Eagles, it's time to look back at some past editions. Where will this rank?

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Comments

Top News: US