Man attempts to shoplift, then assaults convenience store HTC clerk

December 07, 1997|By TaNoah Morgan | TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF

A man stuffed a bag with candy and cigarettes at a Glen Burnie convenience store Thursday, then assaulted the clerk who challenged him to pay for the items, tearing the bag and spilling its contents on the floor, county police said.

The man walked into the store in the 300 block of Hospital Drive about 7: 30 a.m., filled a bag with $23 worth of candy and cigarettes, then took a soft drink to the counter to pay for it.

The clerk, Sohail Ashraf, asked the man if he intended to pay for the items, then grabbed the bag and put it behind the counter, police said.

The man went behind the counter and shoved Ashraf, who fell down and cut his hand. The assailant fled without the bag.

Girl survives being thrown from sunroof of car

A 7-year-old Linthicum girl survived being thrown through the open T-top sunroof of the car in which she was riding Thursday as the driver swerved sharply to avoid an accident, county police said. The child was released from the Johns Hopkins Children's Center on Friday.

Sabrina Webb of the 500 block of Cheddington Road was in the back seat of a 1987 Chevrolet Camaro being driven south on Telegraph Road near Washington Avenue by Christina R. Webb, 18, of the same address, about 8 a.m., police said.

When a 1997 Camaro driven by Robert P. Duckworth, 29, of the 1400 block of Washington Ave. in Severn pulled out in front of her, police said, Webb swerved to the right. Her car ran off the road, and hit a pole. The car spun clockwise 90 degrees around the pole and came to rest a short distance away, police said.

Sabrina flew through the open sunroof. Olivia Webb, 11, who was in the front seat, hit the dashboard. She was listed in good condition at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Christina Webb was treated at Johns Hopkins and released, police said. None of the occupants was wearing a seat belt. Duckworth was not injured.

Pub Date: 12/07/97

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