An off-duty Maricopa County Sheriff’s Deputy has been assaulted by teen suspected of shoplifting. According to Phoenix Police an 18-year-old man was trying to steal several bottles of liquor at a Phoenix grocery store when an off-duty sheriff’s deputy tried to arrest him. The teen threw a bottle at the deputy who
then cuffed the teen. While hand-cuffing the suspect, the teen threw his head back and struck the deputy in the face. The deputy was treated for minor injuries at a local hospital. The teen was booked on several charges including resisting arrest.