Thursday, June 18, 2009

Shoplifter Hit By Car

A Cookeville man, who allegedly ran away from the Family Dollar store after being confronted about a shoplifting incident, has received a citation anyway -- right after being hit by a car. Police say 27-year-old Bobby Gene Harville Jr. shoplifted three packs of batteries worth about $11.50. Employees say he ran from the scene, but was identified by witnesses and police say, about 30 minutes later, a vehicle hit a pedestrian in front of the fire hall on N. Washington Ave. They say Harville was the pedestrian victim in that wreck, so Officer Ryan Acuff went to the scene and cited him for shoplifting. He'll be in court later this month.