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Dollar General store manager files suit against company over shoplifter attack


By Carrie Bradon | Jul 3, 2019

CHARLESTON – The store manager of the Big Chimney Dollar General has filed suit against company after she was attacked after confronting two shoplifters at the store.

Sharon Green filed a complaint in Kanawha Circuit Court against Dolgencorp LLC alleging negligence and deliberate intent.

The suit states that the plaintiff saw two customers shoplifting on May 12, 2017, in the defendant's store and confronted them as they were about to leave. The plaintiff alleges she called 911 and asked one of the shoplifters to come to the register and remove the items from her purse. The suit states the shoplifter then punched the plaintiff, knocking her to the floor, and the other suspect put his weight on her and also punched her. The suit states the two shoplifters were later charged with battery and shoplifting.

The plaintiff alleges she sustained knee injuries in the event and now has limited use of her right leg. She alleges she has been unable to return to work.

The plaintiff alleges the defendant failed to conduct employee training relating to security hazards and did not develop a workplace violence prevention program. 

The plaintiff is seeking a trial by jury, all reasonable sums due, attorney fees and court costs. The plaintiff is represented by Kristina Thomas Whiteaker and David L. Grubb of the Grubb Law Group in Charleston.

The case has been assigned to Judge Louis Bloom.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number 19-C-444 

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