Violent Lexington shoplifting suspect arrested

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A man has been arrested after police say his attempt to steal from a store turned violent.

Police have charged Leyai Hart, 39, with robbery. The charges stem from a shoplifting incident early Wednesday morning at the Hamburg Walmart.

Police say Hart tried to steal multiple video games. According to an arrest report, Hart pushed a loss prevention officer while trying to get away. The officer was knocked to the ground, but wasn't hurt.

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