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Crime & Punishment: Store Clerk in Critical Condition After Attempting to Stop Theft of David Hasselhoff Cardboard Cut-Out
A Cumberland Farms clerk in Shelton went beyond the call of duty when he was seriously injured trying to stop a man stealing cutouts of David Hasselhoff. The "Baywatch" star appears in the convenience store chain's summer advertising campaign. Stores have been adorned with life-size cutouts of the 61-year-old German-beloved singer/actor enjoying an "Ice Hoffee" beverage. They've often been swiped and have shown up in social media photos from weddings, concerts and even a canoe trip, reports the Boston Globe. Outside the Shelton store, the suspect removed two from lamp posts and threw them in his SUV. The clerk rushed outside and the man quickly tried to drive off — or, should we say, drove hoff. His vehicle collided into the clerk, knocking him back and dragged him a few feet, reports the Valley Independent Sentinel news website. The employee is in critical condition. The driver came forward and is cooperating with police, who have not yet arrested this royal jerk-hoff.
By Nick Keppler
August 27, 2013