Florida gas station owner arrested after shooting beer thief, deputies say



Florida beer thief shot by the convenience of the owner of the shop

Raw security footage shows the man to escape in his car with three 18-packs of Natural Ice beer.

A gas station store owner in Florida was arrested after he allegedly shot a man who stole approximately $36 beer from his shop.

Mehedeun Hasan, 22, was charged with attempted murder after deputies with the Polk’s County Sheriff’s Office said he shot 43-year-old Rennie Defoe, Jr., Fox 13 reported.

Mehedeun Hasan, 22, was indicted for attempted murder after he allegedly shot a man who police say stole $36 beer from his grocery store.

(Polk County Sheriff’s Office)

Defoe, police said, stole three 18-packs of Natural Ice beer from the shop on Tuesday night and hopped into his Toyota Camry.

Hasan and his 61-year-old father, who is also co-owner of the shop, witness Defoe take the beer. Hasan is seen on surveillance footage walking in the direction of a private section of the store, and returned with a gun.

Both Hassan and his father walk away after Defoe, but not for Hasan seemingly drops the gun and kicks.

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Afterwards, security video appears to show Hasan is pointing the gun directly in Defoe’s car window and shooting as he backed up and drives away.

A certain point, after he was shot, Defoe crashed with his car, the news station reported. He was transported to a hospital with bullet wounds in his left arm and chest, and remains in critical condition.

Deputies said Defoe, who was recently released from prison, has a criminal past, which includes charges of robbery, domestic battery and drug possession.

Hasan has no criminal record.

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