It was a chaotic scene at a convenience store in Cleveland when police arrived. The body cam of the officer shows a black Dodge Challenger crashed into the store and the store clerk had been buried under debris. Upon investigation, the officer found out that the man driving the Challenger stormed through the security at about 65 kmph and crashed through the front window. The clerk told the police that the man then got out, said he needed a beer and then walked towards the drinks cooler.
According to a report on Fox8, Rocky River police responded to an alarm early Sunday morning at the convenience mart on Hilliard Boulevard. Upon rushing to the scene, the police found the store clerk injured and no driver in the car.
The driver was found barricaded inside the cooler, following which there was a tense and agitated stand off between him and the police. During the peaceful negotiations, the man identified as Robert Mason went on to challenge the police to shoot him. Afterwards, the police found out that he had been suffering from issues that stemmed from his military service and job with the Federal Protective Service.
The officer had to resort to tasing the man, who had put up a fight, but was eventually subdued. He now faces charges of drinking under the influence and reckless driving.
The store clerk got out of the chaos unhurt. He was shielded by a deli case, which also took most of the debris sheltering him.