Police: Shoplifter steals umbrellas from Dollar General, then is hit by car

UPDATE @ 6 p.m.

Dayton police said a man stole umbrellas from Dollar General before he was hit by a car.

“As he was fleeing from the workers inside the store, he tried to cross Wayne Avenue, which obviously this time of day is very busy. He darted into the roadway and was clipped,” Dayton police Lt. Matt Beavers said.



It originally was reported the vehicle struck the man in the parking lot, but Beavers said it happened in the roadway.

“The vehicle did knock him off balance and he did get some road rash-type injuries to his knees and the palms of his hands,” he said. “He is a known violator of the store.”

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Dollar General, 1431 Wayne Ave., recovered its merchandise.

Police did not identify the suspect arrested, but Joshua Jamar Cooper, 31, was arrested at Dollar General and booked around 6 p.m. into the Montgomery County Jail on suspicion of misdemeanor theft, jail records show.

UPDATE @ 5:25 p.m.

Dayton police said a man who shoplifted from Dollar General ran out of the store and then was hit by a car in the parking lot.

The incident happened shortly before 5 p.m. at the store, 1431 Wayne Ave. at the Wyoming Avenue intersection.

The pedestrian was not taken to a local hospital. It was not clear whether he was in custody.


A man accused of shoplifting from a Dollar General store was struck by a vehicle after running from the store.

Crews were called to the pedestrian crash just before 5 p.m. at the intersection of Wayne and Wyoming avenues, just after the shoplifting reportedly happened at Dollar General, 1431 Wayne Ave., according to the Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center.

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