Slow Recovery For Man Struck During Theft of Hasselhoff Signs

By Amanda Raus
|  Wednesday, May 7, 2014  |  Updated 7:05 PM EDT
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Slow Recovery For Man Struck During Theft of Hasselhoff Signs

Jason Crowley, 36, was seriously injured while trying to stop thieves from stealing a David Hasselhoff sign like this one at a Cumberland Farms in Shelton last August.

Cindy Crowley says her life changed last August, when her son, Jason Crowley, was seriously injured trying to stop thieves from taking off with David Hasselhoff signs from a Cumberland Farms in Shelton.

“It’s very difficult for me,” Cindy Crowley said, of taking care of her son.

Police say Jason Crowley ran out to stop the thieves, but instead was dragged by the fleeing SUV and thrown to the ground. He was hospitalized for months.

Cindy Crowley says her son is still suffering from a diagnosis “which means that he can understand, he's just not able to fully communicate or read or write.”

“He really just doesn't talk the same; he's not interested in doing the same things,” said Mike Kerwin, one of Jason Crowley’s friends.

Cindy Crowley and Kerwin spoke outside of court Wednesday where Adam Holter, the young man charged with assault and reckless endangerment for the incident, had his case continued.

“The reason I came today was to push for the jail time,” said Cindy Crowley, who believes justice is not being served.

Cindy Crowley says she wants to see Holter spend as much time in jail as her son spent in the hospital. A call to Holter’s attorney was not returned Wednesday.

Cindy Crowley says this has not only ruined his life, but ruined their family financially with medical bills.

“We're in a big financial mess,” said Cindy Crowley.

Cumberland Farms is pitching in and released the following statement:

"We are deeply saddened by this unfortunate accident and have supported Jason through this difficult time by continuing his medical and worker's compensation benefits, along with employee-funded contributions from our Hope Fund to the Crowley family."

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