Shoplifter hit by car while fleeing scene of crime: Brantford police

Brantford Police say alleged meat thief was struck by a car fleeing scene of theft. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Police in Brantford, Ont., say two men are facing charges after a shoplifter was struck by a car while fleeing the scene of the alleged crime.

On Saturday, Nov. 13, just before 1:30 p.m., officers were called for reports of a theft in progress at a grocery store on Colborne Street East in Brantford.

According to a loss prevention officer, a man fled on foot with about $100 worth of packaged meat.

Police say the man ran through a nearby construction site, where he was struck by a car.

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Officers say the driver of that car saw the man run from the store and tried to stop him from getting away by hitting him with his car.

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The suspect was treated for minor injuries at the scene.

Both men were charged.

A 33-year-old man from Brantford faces a theft under $5,000 charge while a 25-year-old man, also from Brantford, has been charged with dangerous operation of a vehicle and assault with a weapon.

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