Robbery suspect loses shirt, hit by truck, then minivan

from the Associated Press

SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah – A man accused of not paying for his Pop-Tarts had a troubled getaway.

First, the clerk at the convenience store ripped the man’s shirt off as they struggled when she confronted him for pocketing the toaster pastries Friday, police said.

Then after the man punched the clerk in the stomach and made it out the door, he was hit by a pickup truck in the parking lot. Police said he got up and kept running – into the path of a minivan while he was crossing the street. He got up again, but didn’t make it far.

"It knocks him to the ground. He gets up and again continues to run, but responding police officers caught up with just a short distance later and he was taken into custody," police Capt. Tracy Tingey said.

Police said the man suffered only minor injuries and refused medical treatment.

George King, 20, was booked for investigation of robbery.

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