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EHT Home Depot worker pepper sprayed by theft suspect, police say

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An Egg Harbor Township Home Depot worker was pepper sprayed Sunday, after he confronted a shoplifting suspect.
Stephen Krajci, 62, of Philadelphia, allegedly tried to take more than $500 worth of merchandise from the store in the township's McKee City section, when the unnamed loss prevention officer confronted him, Lt. Heath Per said.
Krajci then pepper sprayed the officer and fled in a white Toyota 4Runner with a Pennsylvania license plate, according to the report.
An off-duty Ocean City police officer witnessed the incident, and gave responding officers a description of the vehicle and license plate number, Per said.
The off-duty officer, whose name was not released, followed the vehicle until township police were able to catch up and stop it., according to the report.
Krajci was charged with robbery, assault and weapons offenses, and was sent to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.


Lynda Cohen

Lynda Cohen founded BreakingAC after working as a local newspaper reporter for more than two decades. She is an NJPA award-winner and was a Stories of Atlantic City fellow.

Tuesday, June 18, 2024
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