Conn. clerk injured in David Hasselhoff sign theft

Conn. clerk injured in David Hasselhoff sign theft

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SHELTON, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut police say a convenience store clerk has been critically injured trying to stop the theft of two signs featuring images of actor David Hasselhoff.

Authorities say the 36-year-old clerk at a Cumberland Farms in Shelton saw a man put the signs into an SUV shortly after 1 a.m. Tuesday.  Police say the worker was struck and dragged by the SUV and landed on his head.

Police say the clerk is hospitalized in critical condition and their name hasn't been released.

A 19-year-old man has admitted his involvement in the case.  Police say the man, who has not been identified, was the dirver of an SUV that struck the victim.

No arrests have been made yet.

Hasselhoff starred in the TV shows "Baywatch" and "Knight Rider." The signs featuring him advertise iced coffee. Cumberland Farms officials say more than 500 of them have been stolen from stores in several states in recent months.

The actor Tweeted about the incident: "I am shocked& truly saddened about the Cumberland farms store clerk tragedy My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with him and his family!"

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