The family of the Home Depot worker, 83 years old, who died after being shoved to the ground by a suspect fleeing with stolen merchandise is pleading for the suspect’s surrender.
Gary Rasor, an Army veteran, stepped out from his booth at the Hillsborough Home Depot in North Carolina to confront a suspect accused of stealing three power washers. Rasor was kicked to the ground while he tried stopping the alleged shoplifter.
On surveillance camera footage, Rasor can be seen in pain sprawling. Rasor suffered a fractured hip and pelvis. Rasor was then transferred to a rehabilitation facility, where his condition worsened. Six weeks after the attack, Rasor died from complications. His death has been ruled as a homicide, and Yovonne, his wife, has been made a widow.
“I want him back,”WRAL-TV was informed by her.
Inside Edition learns that his hardworking patriarch was near retirement.
“He was actually going to hang it up in January,”Jeff Rasor is his son.
Jeff Rasor believes all police have to do is call the killer. “one good phone call.”
“Somebody knows who this is. And somebody knows where he is,”He said. “Somebody’s gonna go, ‘He needs to man up and turn himself in. And if he doesn’t do it, I’m gonna do it.’”
Rasor’s family has createdA GoFundMe campaignto pay for his funeral. The page is entitled “Grandpa Gary Gone Too Soon,”This has raised $48,830.
“God bless Grandpa Gary for his Army service, strong work ethic, and love of family,”One donor wrote. “May the family find peace — and the heinous perpetrator — soon.”