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McKEES ROCKS, Pa.April 30 2011 — A security guard at a Foodland grocery store in McKees Rocks was sprayed with Mace while confronting a suspected shoplifter early Friday morning.
Police said the guard tried stopping a woman from leaving the store, but she ran out and went into Gino’s Bar.
Dodo Kemenar said he chased the woman to the bar, where he confronted the woman again, but a man in the bar punched him and the woman then sprayed him in the face, burning him with the Mace, police said.
“Three black females come in the store loading stuff in their purse. I went to stop the one right here and she turned around and sprayed some mace in my face,” Kamenar said.
Police said the woman ran out of the bar and got into a car with two other women and fled the scene.
“Next thing I know someone hit me from behind and knocked me down. Then the car came with two other black females and two fellas came running out of that bar. I lay on the ground then finally got up,” Kamenar said. “I had some bruises here and I got a nice big lump on the back of my head where somebody cracked me.”
Police said they don’t believe the man in the bar was an accomplice. Investigators said the women got away in a white convertible.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police.