Police: Suspect injured while breaking into Acme Feed & Seed

Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Metro police say a man was injured when he broke into Acme Feed & Seed in downtown Nashville Tuesday morning.

The suspect, identified as Christopher Rooker, reportedly used a claw hammer to break through a glass door at the business shortly before 6:30 a.m.

The man was injured by the broken glass, according to police.

After he went inside, he was spotted by business staff as he reportedly stood behind the bar and poured liquor out of bottles onto the floor, according to a police affidavit.

Authorities said he was still at the business when police arrived and was transported to Nashville General Hospital for treatment of his injuries.

When asked by police why he broke into the business, the affidavit states that it was retaliation for an incident several nights before at the business, in which he claimed his brother was touched inappropriately by security personnel who ejected him from the bar.

The affidavit states surveillance video showed Rooker pouring liquor on the bar and attempting to ignite it with a cigarette lighter.

Rooker is charged with felony aggravated attempted arson and burglary.