Published On: Fri, Jun 15th, 2012

Failed Walmart shoplifter hit by getaway vehicle

A man from New York failed in his alleged attempt to rob a Virginia Walmart, and then had the misfortune to get hit up by his own getaway truck.

According to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s police report, the man was trying to leave the store with jeans and earbud headphones when employees caught him and took the items back. They called the cops as the guy made a run for it.

Police Spokesperson Liz Mills described the events.

The man “walked toward the parking lot and entered the driver’s side of a 1994 Ford F150 truck,” per the police report. As he was driving off, with a 46-year-old man from Florida in the passenger seat, the truck’s muffler “dislodged,” according to the report. The man then “pulled behind a store, stopped the truck, and exited the truck in order to fix the dislodged muffler.” The Floridian got into the driver’s seat, “and drove the truck forward at the request of the New Yorker and struck him.”

The injured man got back into the truck and two drove a short while, but then called rescue personnel. The New Yorker is now at Inova Fairfax Hospital and “remains in serious condition,” according to Mills.

The driver was charged with reckless driving.

Exterior of a Wal-Mart Supercenter in Madison Heights, Virginia. 2005 Photo/Ben Schumin via wikimedia commons

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