The man who brazenly robbed a high end men's clothing boutique in Buckhead for thousands in merchandise has been in a Dekalb jail since the day of the robbery.
On Saturday, career criminal Tavoris Ashmon, 25, walked into a Chamblee Audi dealership and asked to test drive a brand new Audi S-5. The Atlanta Journal reports that Ashmon nearly ran over employees as he drove off the lot. He never returned the vehicle.
Later that same evening, Ashmon strolled into the upscale MODA404 men's clothing boutique in Buckhead. He left the grey Audi parked outside with the engine running.
An hour later, Ashmon walked out of the boutique with an armful of clothing and shoes worth $4,300, which he didn't pay for.
"The man obviously had this crime planned out,” co-owner Lee Brockwell said. "He was very arrogant and just bold with it; he picked the stuff up and walked right out of here like he owned it."
Later that night, an alert DeKalb officer spotted the grey Audi as it blew past him. Sgt. Dan Oak stopped the Audi and took Ashmon into custody after determining the car was stolen. Ashmon gave Oak a false name when he was arrested. He was booked into the DeKalb County jail under the name 'John Doe' until he could be positively identified.
Sunday night, Oak said, he recognized Ashmon in the video from MODA404 broadcast on Channel 2’s evening news program.
"'That’s him,' I told my wife," Oak told Channel 2. "'That’s the guy I arrested last night.'"
Ashmon -- now identified in the DeKalb County jail -- was hit with a laundry list of criminal and traffic charges in 2 counties, including theft by receiving stolen property, driving under the influence of alcohol, acquiring a license plate for the purpose of concealing a vehicle identity, and simple assault.
The simple assault charge was added thanks to Ashmon's combative behavior during the booking process.
In his mugshot Ashmon is still wearing one of the pricey shirts he stole from MODA404 on Saturday.