Injured Colorado Shoplifter Loses Lawsuit

January 13, 2014

An El Paso County jury has tossed a lawsuit filed by a thief who says he shoplifted a bottle of vodka and ran out of a Colorado Springs liquor store only to be chased down by the store owner and shot.

A panel of three men and three women on Thursday found both men were negligent, but determined that the thief, Bryson Dewberry, was more responsible for his injuries than the store owner, Chang Ho Yi.

Because the jury determined Dewberry was more responsible than Yi, the shoplifter gets nothing.

According to the Colorado Springs Gazette, the jury assigned 65 percent of the blame to Dewberry and the rest to Yi.

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