It all began Wednesday evening at a Walmart in Lawrence County, PA., where a 19-year-old attempted to shoplift around $200 worth of window decals (Why?) but was spotted by store employees.
According to KDKA in Pittsburgh, the decal thief then got into an altercation with a store guard. The 72-year-old greeter tried to break up the fight — it didn’t go very well.
“The Walmart greeter… came over to stop the altercation and the male actually grabbed him and slammed him down, thus fracturing his hip,” a police officer tells WPXI-TV.
The shoplifter managed to escape, leading police on a 100mph chase that ended when his car hit a tree.
“I apologize for what has occurred,” the suspect said after being taken into custody. “I am praying for [the greeter’s] recovery.”
The greeter is expected to undergo surgery today. Meanwhile, the apologetic attacker faces charges of aggravated assault, assault on a law enforcement officer, fleeing and eluding police, retail theft, simple assault and endangering the welfare of another person.
All for some stupid window decals.