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Arrest made in Hasselhoff signs theft

sign similar to this one of David Hasselhoff was what the suspects were attempting to steal from the Cumberland Farms in Shelton. sign similar to this one of David Hasselhoff was what the suspects were attempting to steal from the Cumberland Farms in Shelton.
The following photo of Adam Holter was provided by the Shelton Police Department. The following photo of Adam Holter was provided by the Shelton Police Department.
A robbery of life-size David Hasselhoff signs took place at Cumberland Farms on River Road in Shelton. A robbery of life-size David Hasselhoff signs took place at Cumberland Farms on River Road in Shelton.
SHELTON, CT (WFSB) -

A Milford teenager was arrested for seriously injuring a store clerk during the theft of life-size signs of David Hasselhoff from a gas station in Shelton in August, police said.

According to police, a black SUV pulled into the parking lot of Cumberland Farms during the early morning hours on Aug. 20.

A man got out of the vehicle cut two signs on a light pole with photos of Hasselhoff, who is known for his roles on Night Rider and Baywatch, drinking iced coffee on them.

As a man was putting the signs into the SUV, the unidentified store clerk came out of the gas station and tried to stop the theft, police said.

Police said the SUV sped off and dragged the clerk, who was "spun around and flipped backwards landing on his head."

He was taken to Bridgeport Hospital where he was in critical condition at one point. As of Thursday, the clerk, 36, has been released from the hospital, but continues to recover from his injuries.

Following the theft, Hasselhoff tweeted that the burglary was a tragedy and his thoughts are with the clerk and his family.

Adam Holter, 19, was arrested on Thursday and charged with second-degree assault and second-degree reckless endangerment.

Investigators across the country said that people are stealing big signs with photos Hasselhoff.

Holter was released on a $10,000 bond and is expected to be arraigned at Derby Superior Court on Oct. 24.

Police said no more arrests are expected in this incident.

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