Suspect punches clerk, steals two hot dogs and anti-freeze
Police say a man punched a convenience store clerk in Ocean Springs as he was stealing two hot dogs and a gallon of anti-freeze.
According to Captain William Jackson, 24-year-old James Bryant of Hattiesburg is charged with strong-armed robbery in connection with the store holdup late Saturday.
Captain Jackson says Bryant punched a clerk in the face several times and fled in a car that had also been reported stolen. The injured clerk called police and described the assailant and the getaway vehicle which an officer spotted and pulled over.
A passenger traveling with Bryant, 29-year-old Christina Martinez, was also charged with receiving stolen property.