VIDEO: Store Owner Arrested For Shooting Man Stealing Beer

Store owner faces attempted murder charge after shooting multiple felon who stole 54 cans of beer.

Lakeland, FL – A Florida man was charged with attempted second-degree murder after he chased down a man who stole beer from his gas station and shot him (video below.)

Rennie Defoe Jr. entered the Shell gas station at 11:40 p.m. Tuesday and can be seen on surveillance video walking in and taking about $36 worth of Natural Ice beer and walking out without paying, according to The Ledger.

Mehedeun Hasan, who co-owns the business with his father, Q.M. Monsur Raham, went and grabbed a 9mm pistol from the store office and then went outside to confront Defoe.

The security video showed Defoe tossing the beer into the passenger seat side of the 2005 Toyota Camry and then closing his door and attempting to drive off while Hasan pointed the gun at him.

Defoe drove off and Hasan shot at him, The Ledger reported. Defoe eventually crashed his vehicle less than a mile from the gas station.

He was taken to the hospital for treatment of a single gunshot to the left arm and chest.

He was listed in critical condition, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

Hasan, 22, was arrested on Wednesday. He was also charged with shooting into an occupied vehicle.

Hasan had no prior criminal history.

Defoe, 43, has 12 prior felony charges as well as nine prior misdemeanor charges, according to The Ledger.

Defoe’s priors include firing a missile into a dwelling, domestic battery, grand larceny, grand theft and distributing cocaine within 100 feet of a school.

Defoe has been sent to Florida State Prison four times and was released from prison on June 12.

Watch the video here:

Comments (15)
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AnnykaV
AnnykaV

Firing a missile into a dwelling? Gotta love the penal code sometimes.

Let God Sort em Out
Let God Sort em Out

Guess his life of crime caught up to him. Too bad the store owner will be paying the price.

JBo
JBo

12 prior felony charges as well as nine prior misdemeanors and still a free man. Justice at work!

LEO0301
LEO0301

The only one I feel sorry for is the store owner. His life will never be the same why that Michael Brown look-alike will have his medical costs covered by the government and then I'm sure he will sue the store.

Droptopper
Droptopper

The punks luck ran out.Its a shame that an otherwise law abiding citizen had to put a stop to the scums crimes when the justice system failed .....If I was on the jury he would walk.