A 58-year-old woman suspected of shoplifting fled from a supermarket in Hokkaido and dragged a security guard along with her car for about 100 meters, police said Friday.
According to police, Rumiko Sakon was observed shoplifting melons and other goods at a supermarket in Hakodate City, at around 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Hokkaido Shimbun reported that a 62-year-old security guard who witnessed the crime followed Sakon out of the store and called out to her to stop.
However, Sakon ignored him and got into a car. As she drove off, the guard grabbed onto the car's door handle and was dragged along for about 100 meters.
Police said the guard sustained heavy injuries to his back.
Sakon was charged with theft and attempted murder. She was quoted by police as saying, "I just didn't want to get caught for shoplifting."© Japan Today