A store clerk in Connecticut is in critical condition after trying to stop the theft of two life-size cardboard cutouts of “Baywatch” star David Hasselhoff, which advertise an iced coffee beverage. According to authorities, the 36-year-old Cumberland Farms employee saw a man stealing the signs early Tuesday morning (August 21), when he decided to intervene.
The employee was struck by the SUV the thief was driving, landing on his head after being dragged, the Associated Press reports. The police are currently searching for suspects and the employees name has not been released. The store chain says more than 500 of the signs have been stolen from various locations.
Hasselhoff tweeted a message about the crime Tuesday night. “I am shocked & truly saddened about the Cumberland farms store clerk tragedy. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with him and his family,” he writes. “Words cannot express how I feel at this moment. Please take a moment to say a prayer that he makes a full recovery. Thank you.”