Iowa store worker blasted with air freshener
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department
posted Mar 31 2014 10:55AM
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines grocery store manager trying to stop the shoplifting of a cart full of items got a face full of air freshener for his trouble.
Hy-Vee Assistant Store Manager Leroy McDonald spotted someone with a loaded cart of groceries bypass the checkout lanes and leave the store.
McDonald followed the man and asked for his receipt. When the man couldn't produce one, McDonald asked the man to come back inside. Instead, the man shoved the cart at McDonald, grabbed a bottle of Febreze from the cart and sprayed McDonald in the face with it.
Police arrived and arrested Daniel Formaro, charging him with second-degree robbery.
Other than red eyes, McDonald was not injured.