Bethlehem Cop Hit by Car in Glenmont Wal Mart Parking Lot

A Bethlehem police officer is recovering from a knee injury after being hit by a car.

Officials say the unidentified officer was in the Glenmont Walmart parking lot Saturday taking a report, when he saw an employee trying to stop a shoplifter.

The officer ran after her before she was able to get in her car. 

That's when investigators say 58 year old Wendy Downey of Castleton hit him with the vehicle before he was able to get her to stop. 

She's now facing several charges including assault and reckless endangerment and is due back in court Tuesday. 

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