According to Talladega Police Chief Jason Busby, loss prevention at Wal-Mart spotted a Hispanic male attempting to take the $299 pressure washer out of the store through the garden center in a shopping cart.
When the employee attempted to take back the pressure washer, the would-be thief pushed him and then took a swing at him, Busby said. The suspect was able to load the washer into the back of a sports utility vehicle, but failed to secure it, so it fell into the parking lot when he drove off.
Investigators are reviewing the video, Busby said.
Anyone with information on this incident should contact the Talladega Police Department at 256-362-4508 or call the anonymous tip line at 256-299-0011.