Shawn Harris got caught leaving the store only to be shot by the owner as he tried to get away with a couple of bottles of alcohol stuffed into his pants
A thief who stole two bottles of booze from a New York liquor store and then got shot in the process is now planning to sue the owner for $2.7 million for the injuries he suffered.
Shawn Harris got caught leaving the store only to be shot by the owner as he tried to get away with a couple of bottles of alcohol stuffed into his pants.
Harris describes in detail, although with several inaccuracies, how he and a friend stole from a store in North Bellmore on Long Island in August 2016 starting in the ‘Hennesey [sic] and Patron section.’
Harris wrote how he ‘removed 4 bottles of liquor and put 2 bottles in my pants and walked to pay for the other 2 bottles and the store owner asked for I.D. and I told him I need to go to the car and get my I.D. and I went outside and Dropped the 2 Bottles,’ he stated.
Harris then apparently went back inside the shop to try his luck in obtaining another two bottles along with two of his friends when the owner who he names as ‘Lan Dong Dong’ of Grapes & Grains, in Baldwin, Long Island, followed the three men outside.
‘We was followed outside and the store owner pulled out a handgun and stated give me the bottles back,’ Harris described in an account he filed in the Brooklyn federal-court lawsuit.
Harris ended up being shot outside Newbridge Wine & Liquors, in North Bellmore, Long Island as he tried to get away with a number of bottles of alcohol before the owner shot him
The owner, who apparently isn’t called Lan Dong Dong, then got into a struggle with the men and tried to grab the keys from their car’s ignition before firing several shots.
‘During this the store owner shoots my friend and he confronted me outside the car and shot me also and I ran off,’ Harris wrote, according to the New York Post. ‘I was shot by Lan Dong Dong in my right shoulder and I did not receive medical treatment because I was scared of Getting Arrested . . . so I did my own medical treatment.’
‘I want to be compusated [sic] 2.7 million dollars for my injuries,’ Harris wrote.
Apart from getting the owner’s name wrong, the Post reports how Harris also named the store incorrectly – the correct called Newbridge Wine & Liquors, in North Bellmore, some six miles away from the store named in the suit, in Baldwin.