Racine man strikes elderly woman with car after caught shoplifting

Posted at 8:31 PM, Mar 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-12 21:31:45-04

A man has been charged with a hit-and-run that he allegedly committed back in August of 2017.

According to a criminal complaint, Perry H Brooks, 51, of Racine hit an 85-year-old woman with his car after the victim saw Brooks shoplifting. 

According to the complaint the victim witnessed the shoplifting at the Dollar Tree in the Village of Mt. Pleasant and reported it to staff. 

"Witnesses then state that [the victim] left the store, and while standing on the curb, the suspect entered his vehicle to strike [the victim], shaking his fists at her, and then turned causing the back of the vehicle to strike [the victim], causing her to fall to the curb," said the criminal complaint. 

Authorities said in the complaint video showed that the car never slowed down as Brooks allegedly drove it towards the victim. 

The victim was transported to the hospital with knee pain. Brooks was identified by a witness in October of 2017.