MILFORD (CBS) – An alleged shoplifter was hit with a stun gun as he tried to escape from Target in Milford, according to police.
Milford Patch reports that man, identified as Michael Pete Harding, 50, of Grafton was trying to swipe a shopping cart full of items that included several cases of Red Bull, Tide detergent, and packages of Justin Bieber valentines.READ MORE: Museum Of Fine Arts To Celebrate Juneteenth With Outdoor Programs & Activities
Police believe he planned to resell the items.
While Harding was in the store, Target’s store security recognized him as having shoplifted from the store in the past, so they called police.
An officer was waiting for him as he tried to run out the doors.READ MORE: 'You Might Have A Hard Time': Passengers at Logan Airport Frustrated Over Limited, Expensive Parking
“He pushed the cart at me and then ran off to my left,” the officer told the Patch.
The officer was able to chase down Harding.
Harding allegedly tried to punch the officer, and was hit with a stun gun in response.MORE NEWS: Intermittent Fasting May Not Be As Effective As Calorie-Restricted Dieting
He’s charged with larceny over $250 and resisting arrest.