An 83-year-old Home Depot employee has died as the result of injuries suffered when he was shoved to the ground by a shoplifter last month in Hillsborough, N.C.
Gary Rasor died Dec. 1, police said, from “complications from the injuries received” during the robbery. Surveillance video shows Rasor attempting to slow the shoplifter by pointing at the shoplifter’s cart. The shoplifter keeps walking while using his right arm to forcefully shove Rasor to the ground.
Police continue to search for the suspect, described as a 6-foot-tall Black male. He was wearing a black COVID mask and black Calvin Klein hoodie at the time of the attack. He fled away in a white Hyundai Sonata with a temporary North Carolina tag.
Rasor was rushed to the hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries about two weeks later.
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The investigation is being centered on larceny, and now homicide, police added.
Rasor’s wife, Yovone Rasor, told WNCN that she and her husband had plans to retire and travel for the holidays. He was set to visit a new grandchild for the first time.
“It’s just hard, and I know it sounds silly, but I’m still waiting for him to come back home,” Yovone Rasor said.
Added Rasor’s son, Jeff Rasor, via WNCN, “It’s just beyond our comprehension that someone would do this for a couple of power washers.”
But that what makes a shoplifter a shoplifter — a loser mentality, going nowhere in life.. Certainly, soon to be caught once police put out a hefty reward for his capture, which is what they will do if it comes to it.
Police are now calling the suspect “a menace to society” and have said they are particularly determined to capture him.