Massachusetts police have arrested a suspected shoplifter who fled a Plainville store on Sunday morning and struck a police officer in his getaway.
Police were called to the Target on Taunton Street at about 10 a.m. for a reported shoplifting in progress.
Authorities said Officer Todd Holbrook, one of the responding officers, approached the suspect as he entered a car in the parking lot.
When the man put the car in drive, he struck Holbrook and fled the area.
Holbrook was transported to Rhode Island Hospital with non-life threatening injuries to his lower extremities.
The suspect is described as a man in his late 20s to early 30s, approximately 6 feet tall, with dark hair and facial hair. He was wearing a black jacket with MAC Tools on the upper left chest and on the back, which was in red lettering. He also had on a red hoodie under the jacket with dark pants, and a red hat with a white stripe.
Police said the man was driving a grey or silver 4-door Ford Focus with Massachusetts 6SM550, which is a revoked license plate.
Early Sunday evening Officer Holbrook was released from the hospital, and he is expected to make a full recovery.