SALT LAKE CITY (CBS/AP) A Utah convenience store clerk who chased down a suspected beer thief with his car now faces his own legal troubles.Salt Lake City police say 61-year-old Ronald Lindsley was working at a gas station convenience store when he saw a man take two beers and leave the store without paying. Police say he pursued the suspected beer bandit, who was riding a bicycle, and hit him.
The alleged beer thief suffered a sprained ankle, scrapes, bruises and a bump on his head.
And police say Lindsley's decision to ram the man with his car was excessive.
Prosecutors have charged Lindsley with third-degree felony aggravated assault, and a warrant was issued for his arrest. Court records showed no charges have been filed against the alleged thief.