Brooklyn, NY – A New York inmate, who was shot as he robbed a liquor store, has filed a typo-filled, $2.7 million federal lawsuit against a shop owner.
Bizarrely, his lawsuit is filed against a different store than the one he was shot at, after Harris appears to have forgotten who shot him.
In a lawsuit he filed from a cell phone at the Nassau County Correctional Center, Harris described how he and his accomplices botched their attempt to rob a Long Island store in August of 2016, beginning in the “Hennesey and Patron section,” the New York Post reported.
Harris explained that he “removed 4 bottles of liquor and I put 2 bottles in my pants and walked to pay for the other 2 bottles and [the store owner] asked for I.D. and I told him I need to go to the car and get my I.D. and I went outside and Dropped the 2 Bottles,” according to the lawsuit.
Undeterred, Harris and his accomplices went back inside, and tried to steal two more bottles from the business, which he named as “Grapes & Grains.”
Harris said that the store owner, identified in the lawsuit as “Lan Dong Dong,” followed them back outside, where a confrontation ensued.
“We was followed outside and the store owner pulled out a handgun and stated give me the bottles back,” Harris wrote in the lawsuit.
The shopkeeper fought with the three men and attempted to snag the keys from the ignition of their getaway vehicle before he shot Harris and one of his accomplices.
“During this the store owner shoots my friend and he confronted me outside the car and shot me also and I ran off,” he said in the lawsuit. “I was shot by Lan Dong Dong in my right shoulder and I did not receive medical treatment because I was scared of Getting Arrested . . . so I did my own medical treatment.”
“I want to be compusated 2.7 million dollars for my injuries,” Harris asserted.
Despite Harris’ recollection, the series of events actually took place at an entirely different location – Newbridge Wine & Liquors – and didn’t even involve Dong.
Dong does own Grapes & Grains, but said his store was not robbed.
“I don’t know how he got my name and store name,” he told the New York Post.
Harris was convicted of petty larceny in connection to the liquor store robbery, and was sentenced to six months in jail in January.