Officer injured in mall scuffle with suspect

Police detained Jose Rodriguez, 28, of Central Islip, for larceny by store security at the Wal-Mart in the Sunrise Mall in Massapequa.

Police detained Jose Rodriguez, 28, of Central Islip,

Police detained Jose Rodriguez, 28, of Central Islip, for larceny by store security at the Wal-Mart in the Sunrise Mall in Massapequa.

CENTRAL ISLIP - A Nassau County police officer is recovering after getting hurt during a fight with a suspect.

Police say they detained Jose Rodriguez, 28, of Central Islip, for larceny by store security at the Wal-Mart in the Sunrise Mall in Massapequa.

According to police, when they arrived Rodriguez tried to leave with his wife and two young children. The move sparked a struggle, injuring the hand of one of the officers.

Police also say Rodriguez had a fake Social Security and immigration card on him. 

 

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