Suspect in Hasselhoff theft pleads not guilty
Updated 9:26 am, Tuesday, November 19, 2013
SHELTON -- The suspect in the theft of a David Hasselhoff sign from a Cumberland Farms that injured a clerk trying to stop it has entered a not guilty plea.
The Valley Independent Sentinel reports (http://tinyurl.com/o45ozvq) that Adam Holter, 19, of Milford, told police a day after the August incident he didn't know that a store clerk who tried to stop him had been injured seriously during the theft until he saw news reports about it.
Holter pleaded not guilty to charges of second-degree assault and second-degree reckless endangerment, according to court records. He entered his plea in Derby Superior Court last week, and is next due in court on Dec. 16. He is free on $10,000 bond.
Holter came forward identifying himself as the driver of the car involved in the theft a day after it happened, telling investigators he thought stealing the sign would be a funny prank but became sick to his stomach when he saw news reports saying the clerk, 36-year-old Jason Crowley, had been seriously hurt, the Valley Sentinel reports.
The alleged crime gained national attention because of the bizarre circumstances and the fact that Hasselhoff himself even commented on the case through social media.