Lakewood store clerk attacked with machete

Co-worker said it was over a cookie
Store worker attacked with machete
Store worker attacked with machete(woio)
Published: Feb. 10, 2022 at 10:04 PM EST
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LAKEWOOD, Ohio (WOIO) -A Lakewood convenience store employee was attacked with a machete after trying to stop a shoplifter Thursday night, police said.

The attack happened around 6:20 p.m. at Moon’s Food Store located at Detroit Avenue and Bunts Road.

A store employee told 19 News the suspect was trying to steal a cookie when his co-worker confronted him; he said then the suspect and his co-worker walked out of the store when the man began to attack him with the machete.

The suspect is in custody, according to Lakewood police.

The worker was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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