Police say an elderly Walmart greeter was assaulted by a young man he thought may have been shoplifting.
New Bern police have charged 25-year-old Austin Stusalite with simple assault after the attack Monday night.
83-year-old John McClean says he saw a young man leaving the store with two one-gallon milk jugs that weren't in a bag. McClean says he asked for a receipt, but the man kept walking away. McClean says he reached for the customer who then turned and hit him with the milk.
Another customer was able to stop and hold the suspect until police arrived.
Officers did confirm that Stusalite did pay for the milk.
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