Police look for group who attacked Oklahoma City convenience store clerk after stealing beer

A 7-Eleven clerk who confronted a group of people after they left an Oklahoma City store without paying for a case of beer was punched so hard he needed surgery to repair a broken nose. Police hope the surveillance video will help catch the attacker.
BY BRYAN DEAN bdean@opubco.com Modified: August 3, 2012 at 9:42 pm •  Published: August 3, 2012

Police are looking for a man who punched an Oklahoma City 7-Eleven clerk while stealing a case of beer, injuring the clerk so severely that he needed surgery.

The attacker and several others who were with him can be seen entering the store on surveillance video released by police Friday.

The incident happened about 9 a.m. Sunday at the 7-Eleven at 7424 S Walker. In the video, several people are shown getting out of a black Chevy Tahoe and entering the store.

One of them leaves carrying an 18-pack of beer.

The clerk follows, and is attacked after he confronts the group.

According to a police report, when the clerk asked the group to pay for the beer, a man got out of the driver's side of the Tahoe and punched the clerk once in the face, breaking his nose.

The group then left in the Tahoe, with one of the suspects throwing a beer at the injured clerk as the vehicle sped off.

Firefighters had to use a hose to clean the clerk's blood from the parking lot, and he needed surgery to repair his broken nose, police said.

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How to help: Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at 235-7300.

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