A Connecticut Man Seriously Injured Himself Stopping the Theft of David Hasselhoff's Iced Coffee Posters
Don't Hassel the Hoff, the old wisdom goes. A 36-year-old Shelton, Connecticut convenience store clerk, heeding the warnings of our forebears, tried to stop a man from stealing signs with images of David Hasselhoff off of a pole and was seriously injured in the process.
The Cumberland Farms clerk saw a man loading the signs--which advertised the sale of Cumberland Farms' "Iced Hoffee"--into an SUV, but was then struck and dragged by the getaway vehicle.
Police are still searching for the car, but a 19-year-old man has admitted to being the driver. No arrests have been made yet.
Hasselhoff released a statement expressing sadness and support for the would-be hero, who is still in the hospital in critical condition.
The Iced Hoffee signs have become something of a collector's item among people who think that sort of thing is funny. Over 550 of the signs have been stolen since the ad campaign began a year ago.
Send your story tips to the author, Raillan Brooks.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss Village Voice's biggest stories.
- Seventeen Millennials Arrested as Police Bust Elaborate Credit Card Scheme
- Video: Brooklyn Flag-Burning Protest Erupts in a Few Almost-Fights
- The NYPD Has Installed Cameras Across the City So You Won't Be Tempted to Set Off...