A Michigan man was caught shoplifting $300 worth of hunting knives from Meijer after he scuffled with security guards and fell forward, impaling himself. He’d hidden the knives in the waistband of his pants.
The man’s injuries were not life-threatening, and he was taken to the hospital and treated. He’s expected to face a misdemeanor shoplifting charge, police told the Grand Rapids Press.
“The man was taken to the hospital,” said Meijer spokesman Frank Giuliano. “We are cooperating with the investigation by police.”
Police said the suspect has a record of retail fraud.
“I saw a man laying down on the mat by the carts, a knife by him with blood on the full blade of the knife,” shopper Heather Dodd said. “It was not a dull kitchen knife or a sharp butcher’s knife. It was somewhere in between.
“Someone was holding him down, so I just walked around him, grabbed my cart, made sure everything was OK and got out of the way.”