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Employee Jump On Car Hood To Stop Thief, Cops Say. It Cost Him His Life.

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Source: MEGA; Lubbock police

Jul. 12 2022, Published 9:47 a.m. ET

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A store employee tried to hang on the car hood of a woman who had just robbed the business but died as she fled, police said.

Now, the accused robber faces a murder charge.

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This week, police announced they arrested 20-year-old Maria Rodriguez in connection to the July 8 homicide.

Investigators in Lubbock, Texas, determined Rodriguez drove to Lluvia’s Imports, where Michael Rozboril, 35, worked as an employee, according to police.

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Rodriguez tried to take merchandise from outside the store when Rozboril spotted her, according to police. To try and stop the theft, he jumped on the hood of Rodriguez’s car.

Rodriguez fled the parking lot and made it to a nearby intersection with Rozboril still on the hood, police said. He was thrown from the vehicle and sustained fatal injuries.

Police say Rodriguez’s actions led to a robbery charge. Since the death happened during the commission of a felony, she now faces a murder count. She is being held in jail on $500,000 bond.


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