Suspect Cornered in Thrift Store After 9-Hour Crime Spree

Police carried a shirtless and shoeless suspect out of Salvation Army store in central Pennsylvania after a crime spree they say included a gunpoint kidnapping, attempted carjacking and a hostage standoff.

Officers hauled Joseph Wade Aldinger from the Harrisburg store around 4:30 p.m. Thursday, more than nine hours after they say the spree began with a gunpoint kidnapping in a neighboring community.

Police say he fled to the store minutes earlier after faking surrender at the home where four people were held hostage. They were released unharmed.

The 29-year-old faces more than a dozen counts, including four counts of felony robbery. Additional charges are expected.

Aldinger is jailed in lieu of $2 million bail and could not be reached for comment. Online court records didn't list his lawyer.

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