Police: Man punched clerk to steal hot dogs, antifreeze
OCEAN SPRINGS (AP) — Police say a man punched a convenience store clerk as he was stealing two hot dogs and a gallon of antifreeze.
The Sun Herald reports Ocean Springs police charged 24-year-old James M. Bryant of Hattiesburg with strong-armed robbery in connection with the store holdup late Saturday.
Police Capt. William Jackson said Bryant punched a clerk in the face several times and fled in a car that had also been reported stolen. The injured clerk called police and described the assailant and the getaway vehicle, which an officer spotted and pulled over.
A passenger traveling with Bryant, 29-year-old Christina Martinez, was also charged with receiving stolen property. It was not immediately known if either of them were represented by an attorney.