Peter Michael Lindguard, 36 of Lindale, was arrested this week after reports said he attacked a store clerk at Cheers Liquor while attempting to steal alcohol.
Police said that Linguard placed a bottle of Platinum 7X vodka in his jacket and attempted to leave the store without paying. When the clerk confronted Linguard, he shoved him out of the way.
The vodka was priced at $7.99.
Lindguard is charged with simple battery and theft by shoplifting.