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In Palmdale, authorities seek man who hit Wal-Mart greeter with bottle

June 22, 2012 | 12:43 pm

Authorities in Palmdale are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a man who attacked a Wal-Mart door greeter with a bottle.

The incident occurred on May 28 at about 10:20 p.m. at a Wal-Mart store in the 37000 block of 47th Street East in Palmdale, authorities said. According to Los Angeles County sheriff's detectives, the store employee was hit over the head with a liquor bottle after he noticed that the suspect was walking out of the store with two bottles of liquor for which he hadn’t paid.

“When the employee asked the suspect for a receipt, the suspect turned and struck the employee with one of the bottles,” according to a written statement by Lt. Cory Kennedy at the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station.

The suspect, who fled the scene, was caught on surveillance video and authorities have released the attached digital snapshot. The victim was taken to hospital, where he received sutures for a large laceration on his head and a possible facial fracture, Kennedy said.    

Authorities are urging anyone who might recognize the man or have information regarding the case to contact Det. Paul Bartlett at the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station, (661) 272-2446.


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Photo: Video image of suspected attacker. Credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department