Shoplifter beats clerk with fire extinguisher before running, police say
HOUSTON – A woman who was caught shoplifting Thursday at a northeast Houston convenience store beat the clerk with a fire extinguisher before fleeing the scene, police said.
The incident was reported about 3:30 a.m. at Eastex Freeway and Crosstimbers Street.
Houston police said the clerk caught the woman trying to steal something and locked the front door while he called the police. The woman grabbed a fire extinguisher and began hitting the clerk with it, police said. She later grabbed a ladder, shattered the glass door and ran from the store, police said.
The clerk was not seriously injured.
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