October 09, 2012

Keegan Curry - Struck By Car While Fleeing From Loss-Prevention Officer

St. Petersburg, Florida (The Weekly Vice) - Keegan Curry, a 25-year-old St. Petersburg man was hospitalized after he allegedly shoplifted from a local J.C. Penny retail store before he was struck by a car while fleeing the scene.

According to St. Petersburg police, Curry was stopped by a loss-prevention officer after he attempted to leave a J.C. Penny retail store without paying for items he had concealed inside his pants.

Curry pushed past the officer and stated "I'm not going back to prison" as he attempted to flee the scene.

Investigators say the officer and a bystander chased Curry as he ran onto the northbound lane of a busy road and was struck by a 2005 Chrysler minivan.

As rescue crews attempted to treat Curry's injuries, they removed two shirts from his pants that he had stolen from the store.

Curry was taken to Bayfront Medical Center where he received treatment for severe injuries. The driver and front passenger inside the minivan were not seriously injured.

Mandi Milenko
The Weekly Vice

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