Last week, a thrift-shop thief in Ohio got two things he deserved: injury and capture! The Falls News Press of Cuyahoga Falls tells how it all went down:
“Police plan to file charges against a man who allegedly robbed a State Road thrift shop, after he is released from an Akron hospital.
“Charges against the 42-year-old Akron man were signed Sept. 29 by the district manager of Village Discount Outlet, said Police Det. Randy Tlumac. According to the police report, the man came into the store on Sept. 23 at 8:10 p.m. and forcefully stole an undisclosed amount of cash from the cash register….
“A cashier suffered a sprained left wrist while struggling with the suspect over the money, the report said. A manager-in-training told police the cashier began to chase after the robber, but the manager yelled at the cashier to get back in the store.”
Now that was one brave cashier — but the manager did right, because no theft is worth dying over.
“Several people witnessed the robbery, the report said. A customer outside the store gave police the suspect’s license plate number. Falls Police asked neighboring departments to be on the lookout, providing them with descriptions of the suspect, his car, and his license plate number, said Tlumac.
“Akron Police spotted the car around 11 p.m., Tlumac said, but the suspect fled when police tried to pull him over and crashed his car into a utility pole. The detective said the man will likely be charged by Akron Police after he gets out of Akron General Hospital. Once he is in the Summit County Jail, Falls police will file their charges against him, said Tlumac. According to Tlumac, the suspect has a broken hip. James Gosky, media director for Akron General Hospital, said he is in serious condition.”