The man tried to steal two bottles of liquor from an east Palmdale Walmart last month, detectives said. When the door greeter asked the man for his receipt, the man cracked the employee over the head with one of the liquor bottles and fled, leaving the employee with a large laceration on his head and a possible facial fracture. The man is now wanted for assault with a deadly weapon.
On May 28, 2012 at approximately 10:19 p.m., an employee of Walmart was hit over the head with a liquor bottle and suffered serious injuries.
The employee, who was working as a door greeter, noticed the suspect walking out of the store with two bottles of liquor that had not been paid for.
When the employee asked the suspect for a receipt, the suspect turned and struck the employee with one of the bottles. The suspect fled the location.
The photos were taken of surveillance video of the incident. We need the public’s help. Anyone who may recognize the suspect or has information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station at 272-2400. The case is being handled by Detective Bartlett.
The victim was taken to the hospital where he received sutures for a large laceration on his head and a possible facial fracture.
Updated 6/23/12: The Walmart greeter was fired the day after the incident for failing a drug test, the AV Press reports.