SAN ANTONIO – John Chernorsky is recovering within the hospital with extreme accidents after he was struck and dragged by the motive force of a U-Haul van whereas trying to cease a theft at his liquor retailer.
His spouse, Barbara Chernorsky, says he was comparatively calm after it occurred when he known as her the day of the incident on Jan. 8.
“My husband instructed me that once they hit him, they dragged him a bit bit,” Barbara mentioned. “How did he handle to remain alert sufficient to name me and inform me? The one factor I can consider is the nice Lord.”
John is anticipated to bear a 3rd surgical procedure on Wednesday.
The 56-year outdated is a former U.S. Airforce navy police officer, his spouse mentioned.
Barbara mentioned she has most cancers and John was working as a supervisor at a liquor retailer close to Loop 410 and Valley Excessive Drive, to assist pay for her drugs.
Police say the motive force of the U-Haul van has not been arrested.
Barbara mentioned John acquired harm attempting to cease a retailer theft. The theft suspect walked out of the liquor retailer with gadgets he had not bought, so John confronted him.
“My husband was attempting to reserve it and he nearly had it, however the (suspect) instructed the motive force, ‘go,’ and my husband misplaced his stability and he fell,” Barbara mentioned.
Barbara mentioned her husband wished to share the story to assist generate recommendations on a suspect, however he additionally desires to warn different liquor retailer homeowners she mentioned.
“He desires it to be instructed in order that, one, different individuals who know people who work within the shops like that one know to watch out and to be looking out,” Barbara mentioned.
Police are nonetheless surveillance video for suspect leads.
If in case you have any info, name Crime Stoppers at 224-STOP (7867).
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