Thursday, July 21, 2016
BREAKING NEWS: South Gate Ridge Crime Watch Reports Shoplifter Stabs Publix Employee at Village Shopping Plaza 3690 Bee Ridge Rd Sarasota Fl This Morn. An employee of Publix Supermarket on Bee Ridge Road in Sarasota is in the hospital recovering after she was stabbed by a shoplifter on Thursday morning. Sarasota County deputies were called to the grocery store about 10:13 a.m. for reports of a shoplifting. While they were on the way, they learned it involved a stabbing. Witnesses say the employee, a 57-year-old woman, was trying to stop a suspect from shoplifting when he stabbed her in the back of the neck. They say he then stabbed himself several times before he ran off and headed south on Maceachen Boulevard toward an apartment complex in Sarasota. Deputies arrested the suspect and a K-9 unit found the knife used during the incident at a nearby tennis court. The suspect and the victim were taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital. They are both in stable condition.
However, while the bizarre incident at the Bee Ridge Road store was first dispatched at approximately 10:13 a.m. as stemming from a possible shoplifting incident, the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office later updated the report as a “random” stabbing. “Despite the initial 911 call for service indicating that the suspect had ‘shoplifted,’ no theft actually occurred or was in progress. This incident was strictly a stabbing,” the agency said. “The incident does appear to be random.” The dirtball suspect was identified as Corey D. Scogin, DOB 08/31/86, of 4663 Hunter Ridge Drive Sarasota Fl. He had been working across the street as a Stocker Sales Associate at Walmart Neighborhood Market. He faces one count of Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon charge.
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