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Posted: Tuesday, May 29, 2012 10:35 pm | Updated: 5:58 am, Thu May 31, 2012.

A local store owner has been arrested for shooting a man after he allegedly stole beer from the owner's store late Tuesday.

At approximately 9:49 p.m., Lodi police and paramedics responded to 8 E. Lockeford Street, where a customer had called and said a robbery had just occurred. The suspect, the customer stated, had fled on foot, according to a press release by the Lodi Police Department.

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  • Pete Hodge posted at 4:09 pm on Wed, May 30, 2012.

    Pete Hodge Posts: 11

    I stand corrected. Gary Parmar, Gary Singh's partner.

  • Pete Hodge posted at 7:13 am on Wed, May 30, 2012.

    Pete Hodge Posts: 11

    If I were Mr. Singh, the owner of Tokay Liquors, I would hush up and not say a word without an attorney present. Unless the beer thief had a weapon or made a credible threat of grave bodily harm, Mr. Singh cannot shoot him to prevent a beer run. He could be up for attempted murder and, depending on his immigration status, even deported if he's a green-carded alien.

    Mr Beer Thief, on the other hand, just hit the dirt-bag lottery. Now he'll sue for battery, emotional distress, medical expenses, etc. and make out much better than he was before this incident (plus or minus mobility in his arm & shoulder).



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