BAKER — A local pharmacy known as a frequent spot for burglaries and robberies again was the target of an attempted burglary Tuesday morning.
Video surveillance at Health Smart Pharmacy on State Road 189 captured Jonathan Ersel Mullins about 1 a.m. first trying to break in through a window and then driving his pickup truck into the front doors.
The 31-year-old did not make it into the building. He was found by deputies in his Chevrolet Z-71 truck a short time later at an unoccupied house, according to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office.
After fighting with deputies and refusing to get out of his truck, Mullins was stunned with a Taser and removed from the car. He was charged with burglary, possession of burglary tools for a pry bar found in his truck and a misdemeanor charge of resisting an officer without violence.
Health Smart Pharmacy was robbed at least one other time this year in late July and at least a dozen other times since 2007. One robbery in 2008 attracted national attention when the video of a man attempting to enter the building through the pharmacy’s roof ended up falling and fracturing his foot.
“It’s so often it’s ridiculous,” said Melody Bolton in a 2010 interview with the Daily News. “It’s because we’re so isolated.”