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Beer Thief on Bicycle Rammed by Vigilante Driver, Say Salt Lake Cops

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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.