North Houston Kroger accused of false imprisonment
Two men are suing after, they say, a manager at the North Houston-area Kroger had them arrested after falsely accusing them of stealing groceries.
Agustin Pachicano and Serafin Rodriguez filed a lawsuit Aug. 28 in the Harris County District Court against Kroger Texas, citing false imprisonment and malicious prosecution.
Pachicano and Rodriguez say on Feb. 19, the manager of Kroger, 1352 West 43rd St., North Houston, falsely accused them of failing to pay for their purchases, which included Corona Beer, tomato sauce and Cheetos.
The manager jumped in front of Rodriguez' Lincoln Navigator, as the men attempted to leave the parking lot, placed his hands on the vehicle and falsely accused them of stealing, while a man in uniform pointed a gun at them and demanded they lay face down on the street, according to the brief.
The suit alleges a Houston Police officer arrived and took them into custody. The charges against the two were eventually dismissed, they claim.
The plaintiffs are seeking attorney's fees, court costs and damages. They are being represented in the case by Houston attorney Lennon C. Wright.
Harris County District Court Case No. 2012-49390.
This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at the Harris County Courthouse. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.
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