A man who assaulted a Kroger manager while trying to flee the store with stolen diapers will serve 10 days in jail.
The shoplifter, Johnathan Andrew Skinner, 24, entered a guilty plea before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke to charges of theft and assault. He was directed to serve 10 days of an 11-month, 29-day sentence and was warned to stay out of Kroger.
His sentence comes for injuring a female assistant manager at the local Kroger store. She was injured when she tried intercept Skinner as he was trying to leave without paying for a bag of Kroger-brand baby diapers.
“I saw him conceal a 24-count of Kroger-brand comfort diapers having a retail value of $5.99 inside his jacket,” the manager said in her warrant against Skinner, noting the man strolled through the self-pay section of the checkout area and did not offer to pay for the diapers.
The manager said she stopped him at the exit and was shoved into the door. She kept trying to detain him as he headed for the second set of doors, hitting them with enough force to knock the doors off their track.
Skinner shoved the manager one more time once he got outside, knocking the woman into a concrete post.