BREAKING NEWS – Long Island, New York – A bumbling Long Island liquor-store thief who got caught stuffing bottles of alcohol in his pants, only to be shot by the store’s owner as he tried to get away, wants $2.7 million for his injuries.
In the handwritten federal lawsuit he filed himself, Shawn Harris stated that he put 2 bottles in his pants and walked to the counter to pay for the 2 other bottles. When the store owner asked for I.D. he told him he needed to go to his car and get it. He then dropped the two bottles that he said he was going to pay for. Harris went on to say in the court papers, “We was followed outside and the store owner pulled out a handgun and stated give me the bottles back. The owner struggled with us, trying to grab the keys from their car’s ignition before opening fire. During this, the store owner shoots my friend and he confronted me outside the car and shot me also and I ran off. I was shot 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.” In the lawsuit, Harris wants $1 million for being allegedly racially profiled by the store owner, and another $1.7 million in punitive damages, because he said he was forced to practice medicine without a license.