On May 25, 2016 the North Coventry Police responded to the Kohl's Department Store at the Coventry Mall for a retail theft in progress. Upon arrival, Kohl's Security had stopped Faheem Pusha Faheem, 32 of Pottstown for taking a pair of sneakers valued at $49.99. Police attempted to place Purnell under arrest at which time Purnell resisted arrest. Purnell was found to be on state parole after his arrest. State Parole took custody of Purnell for a parol violation.
Purnell is being charged with simple assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, retail theft and harassment by the North Coventry Police Department.