Chicago K-Mart security officer stabbed by shoplifter www.privateofficer.com
Chicago IL Feb 29 2012 A man who shoplifted knives used one of them to slash a Kmart security guard who was trying to stop him this afternoon in the Avondale neighborhood on the Northwest Side.
It happened about 3 p.m. at the Kmart at 3443 W. Addison St., according to Albany Park District Police Lt. Robert Delaney.
A man who appeared to be in his 20s had taken knives from the store without paying and hid them in his clothing, according to the lieutenant.
When the guard tried to stop the suspect, he pulled out one of the knives and cut the guard’s hand before fleeing into a car that had been reported stolen, the lieutenant said.
The guard has been released from Swedish Covenant Hospital where he was treated for the wound, said the lieutenant.
The thief was not in custody Tuesday night.