Man arrested for assaulting clerk at food store

Reed Food Store located off Reed Road in southeast Houston

Houston police are investigating a crime at the Reed Food Store at 5204 Reed Road in southeast Houston.

Police say an adult male with some sort of mental issue went into the store and tried to shoplift. The clerk confronted him, and the man then assaulted the clerk.

The store clerk managed to get outside, locked the suspect inside of the business and called police. Officers arrested the man inside when they arrived.

Police tell Eyewitness News the man will be charged with assault.
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