December 1, 2020

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A store clerk in Mobile is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after attempting to stop an individual from stealing from his store on Wednesday.



a close up of a sign: Crime Scene Tape


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Crime Scene Tape

The incident occurred at the Speed Stop gas station on Government Street, according to a release from the Mobile Police Department. An individual stole several items from the gas station, including cases of beer.

After the theft, the store clerk chased the individual and jumped on the hood of the vehicle the individual was using to drive away. The car later took off with the store clerk wedged in between the driver’s door and door jam.

According to police, the vehicle took off towards Government Street and struck another vehicle head on after swerving into oncoming traffic. A second vehicle rolled over, while a third vehicle had minor front end damage.

Mobile police responded to the scene near Government Street and Ellis Avenue around 9:19 a.m.

Police found two children inside of the vehicle at the time of the crash — both were taken to the hospital. The store clerk was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to police.

Two other individuals were taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Mobile police are still looking for the suspect.

“Three cases of beer stole out of the Speed Stop. Man dropped one. The cashier clutched the car and all this erupted behind it,” a witness, James Smith, told Fox 10.

If you have any information in the case, contact Mobile police at 251-208-7211.

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