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Officer Hit By Car While Trying To Stop Shoplifter

Last updated on Monday, October 18, 2010

(ANDERSON, IN) - An off-duty Anderson Police Officer was struck by a car while trying to apprehend a shoplifter.

The officer was working a part-time job at a grocery store Sunday when he tried to stop 23-year-old Johnay Swain, who was suspected of trying to take something from the store.

As Swain drove away in a minivan, the vehicle brushed the officer's side.

Swain was later arrested.

The officer suffered minor injuries.

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