Nearly nude Rocky River man crashes car into convenience store to get beer

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ROCKY RIVER, Ohio — A convenience store employee was hurt when a man naked from the waist down intentionally crashed his car into the store to get beer, police say.

The crash happened just after 1 a.m. Sunday at SDM Food Market on Hilliard Boulevard just west of Wooster Road, police say.

A deli counter separated a 49-year-old employee from the car, but he still suffered injuries to his legs and chest, Rocky River Police Chief Kelly Stillman said. Officers found the employee covered with debris when they came to investigate.

He was taken to Fairview Hospital.

Robert Mason, 45, was charged with operating a vehicle while under the influence alcohol or drugs. He was taken to the same hospital after suffering injuries from the crash.

The employee just closed the business when a car came crashing through the wall, he told police. Mason told the employee he needed beer, the employee reported.

Mason barricaded himself in the beer cooler and told police to shoot him, Stillman said. He could be heard yelling in the body camera video. Police used a Taser to subdue him and he was taken into custody.

Rocky River Municipal Court records do not say when Mason will make his first appearance.

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