A man allegedly bit the staff of a wine shop; NYSP operates border to border

A Niagara County man is under arrest after police say he bit staff at a wine and liquor store.

New York State Police say the suspect, identified as Robert J. Harris, 48, of Niagara Falls, New York, allegedly attempted to leave the Wine and Liquor Outlet with merchandise when staff from the store tried to stop him.

Wine and Liquor Outlet on South Transit Road in Lockport, New York Photo credit: Google (image taken August 2021) via Google Maps (May 2022)

Wine and Liquor Outlet on South Transit Road in Lockport, New York Photo credit: Google (image taken August 2021) via Google Maps (May 2022)

Soldiers from Lockport Barracks arrived at the store on South Transit Road in Lockport at approximately 2:52 p.m. on Monday, May 23, 2022.

In a written statement, the NYSP says that when workers tried to stop him from leaving the store, “Harris then bit staff, causing significant damage while trying to take merchandise.”

Soldiers arrested Harris and charged him with second-degree robbery.

[AUTHOR’S NOTE:   This post is for informational purposes and is based largely on information received from the New York State Police.  The reader is reminded that all suspects and arrested persons are innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.  At the time of this posting no additional information is available.]

The New York State Police as well as the Vermont and Massachusetts State Police participated in the Border to Border initiative.

Border to Border Photo Credit: New York State Police (May 2022)

Border to Border Photo Credit: New York State Police (May 2022)

The one-day, four-hour National Seat Belt Awareness Event was held throughout New York State and surrounding states.

Border to Border Photo Credit: New York State Police (May 2022)

Border to Border Photo Credit: New York State Police (May 2022)

The NYSP says the initiative “coordinates highly visible seat belt enforcement along state border areas and encourages drivers and passengers to buckle up.”

Border to Border Photo Credit: New York State Police (May 2022)

Border to Border Photo Credit: New York State Police (May 2022)

According to the United States Department of Transportation’s National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) in 2020, of the 23,824 passenger vehicle occupants killed, more than half were not wearing seat belts. NHTSA estimates that about 90.4% of Americans used their seatbelts in 2021.

Border to Border Photo Credit: New York State Police (May 2022)

Border to Border Photo Credit: New York State Police (May 2022)

[AUTHOR’S NOTE:   This post is for informational purposes and is based largely on information received from the New York State Police.]

Border to Border Photo Credit: New York State Police (May 2022)

Border to Border Photo Credit: New York State Police (May 2022)

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