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August 22, 2013

David Hasselhoff
The Associated Press

David Hasselhoff urges prayers for a clerk who was injured trying to stop the theft of two cutouts.

People & Entertainment; Hasselhoff too popular an item

SHELTON, Conn. - David Hasselhoff is expressing dismay after learning that a Connecticut convenience store clerk was critically injured while trying to stop thieves from stealing signs featuring life-size images of him hawking iced coffee.

The former "Baywatch" and "Knight Rider" star has been promoting Cumberland Farms iced coffee since last year, and the signs have become popular items to steal, police say.

Hasselhoff tweeted about Tuesday's robbery in Shelton, urging people to pray that the 36-year-old clerk makes a full recovery.

"I am shocked & truly saddened about the Cumberland farms store clerk tragedy," Hasselhoff said in a posting on his official Twitter account. "My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with him and his family!"

The Cumberland Farms worker, whom authorities have not named, suffered a head injury when he was hit by the thieves' SUV and dragged, police said. He remained hospitalized in critical condition Wednesday.

The clerk saw a man cut two of the Hasselhoff signs off a light pole and put them in the SUV, authorities said. The employee was injured trying to confront the suspects as they sped away.

A 19-year-old man came forward Tuesday evening and confessed that he was the driver of the SUV, Shelton police said Wednesday. Authorities have not released the man's name, but say he is cooperating. Police say two other people were involved in the theft.

Lt. Robert Kozlowsky said police have recovered the two stolen signs.

Cassidy charged with second DWI

SCHODACK, N.Y. - Authorities say former teen heartthrob David Cassidy was pulled over in upstate New York for failing to dim his headlights and charged with DWI after tests showed his blood-alcohol content at .10, higher than the state's legal limit of .08.

Schodack police Lt. Joseph Belardo said Cassidy was stopped shortly after 12 a.m. Wednesday about 10 miles south of Albany.

The charge is a felony because Cassidy has a 2011 conviction for driving under the influence in Florida. He lives in Fort Lauderdale but is staying in upstate New York for a racing meet in Saratoga.

The 63-year-old "Partridge Family" star is free on $2,500 bail.

– From news service reports



David Cassidy



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