Former Falcons player arrested for stealing charging cord from bag at airport

Damian Alexander Parms
Damian Alexander Parms(Atlanta Police Department)
Published: Dec. 1, 2022 at 1:13 PM EST
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ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - Former NFL player Damian Alexander Parms, who was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in 2015, was arrested Nov. 23 for allegedly stealing a charging cord from someone’s luggage.

According to Atlanta Police Department, a man walked into their precinct at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International shortly after 10 a.m. and reported that his Prada bag had been stolen from a luggage carousel.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the bag in question had been illegally removed by another unknown man wearing black shades, pajamas with blue squares, white shoes, a white skullcap and possibly a white T-shirt.

A lookout was given over the radio for the suspected thief, who was last seen headed to the MARTA train.

At around 1 p.m., that same man was spotted by two officers at the airport. They stopped the man, later identified as Parms, and asked him where the bag was that he took that morning. Parms reportedly told the officers that he took the bag to the North Terminal and dropped it on Spirit Airlines’ carousel. The officers found the bag and it was determined the only item that was taken was a charging chord.

It is unknown why Parms was at the airport that day. When asked by the officers if he had a plane ticket, he responded he did not.

Parms was arrested and transported to Clayton County Jail. He is being charged with the removal of baggage, freight or other items transported by a bus or stored in a terminal.

Parms, who was a defensive back, was released by the Falcons the same year he was drafted. After that, he was signed by Buffalo Bills and Carolina Panthers. It appears that Parms never played in a regular season game.