Police responded to an assault that occurred during a pallet theft this afternoon.
Early reports indicate that the assault was between a security guard and a Hispanic male, and that the suspect was attempting to load pallets into a pickup truck, when he was confronted by the security guard.
When confronted, the suspect fled and reportedly struck the vehicle causing damage to the vehicle. This vehicle was described as an extended cab pickup.
This incident occurred at approximately 12:40 PM behind Emanuel Hospital.
Police responded to the scene to continue the investigation.
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