Man Tried to Steal Ham From Clinton Hill Key Food, Police Say
CLINTON HILL — A wannabe Hamburglar tried to make off with meat from a Lafayette Avenue grocery store.
Boris Hassell, 47, was spotted trying to steal an Oscar Mayer ham from the Key Food at 325 Lafayette Ave. near St. James Place about 2 p.m. Feb. 21, police said.
Hassell hid the ham in his backpack and tried to leave the store without paying when staff members stopped him, police said.
A fight broke out and a Key Food staff member suffered scratches and abrasions on his neck and back, according to police.
Police valued the stolen property at $8.
Hassell is charged with assault and attempted assault, petit larceny, criminal possession of stolen property, menacing and harassment, according to the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office.