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UPDATED: Woman, man arrested after shoplift at South End pharmacy

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on July 30, 2010 at 8:21 am with 4 Comments »
July 30, 2010 10:11 am

Tacoma police officers arrested a 20-year-old woman Thursday evening on suspicion of shoplifting from a Tacoma pharmacy, then running over an employee’s foot as she made her getaway.

Officers also arrested a man in connection with the incident, police spokesman Mark Fulghum said.

The incident occurred about 3:20 p.m. Thursday at Walgreens, 8405 Pacific Ave., Tacoma police reported. The woman reportedly took several items from the store and left without paying.

The store manager followed the woman into the parking lot and asked that she return the stolen items, Fulghum said. The woman declined and got into a vehicle. A man exited the store and got into the vehicle.

As the car backed it, it ran over the manager’s foot, Fulghum said. The car then pulled forward and appeared to swerve toward the manager.

The car fled. Officers were given its license plate number and went to the Pierce County home of the registered owner. The suspects were initially not there, Fulghum said.

The man and woman later showed up and were contacted. They were arrested and booked into Pierce County Jail on suspicion of first-degree robbery.

The manager’s injuries were described as minor, Fulghum said.

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  1. fivecardstud says:

    I know they did wrong but how did shoplifting turn into robbery? I hope the managers foot is okay.

  2. It turned into Robbery when she ran his foot over and then not only that she tried to run him over and he jumped out of the way! Unfortunetly I know these two young people, well I know thier parents. And they are being charged with Robbery and maybe assualt charges will come later. Even though I know them, this is NOT ok and they have to answer for they have done.

  3. Alaska47 says:

    She should have given the stolen items back and surrendered.This would have been so minor.She would have probably had just a citation issued.They decided to be morons and commit vehicular assault .This could have been fatal.If they did it to me,I could legally shoot the morons.They should have just waited for the police to issue their citation.

  4. reaper14all says:

    What is it with these kids and people today. No conscience what so ever of their actions. If you believe what some have written the parewnt haven’t taught them right from wrong. We’ll see the old “their good kids” crap. If they were good they wouldn’t have done it in the first place. Those that say shoplifting is no big deal, ask the stores that lose thousands of dollars a year. And who pays for that we all do through increased prices of the goods we buy. Saudi justice would be nice in this case.

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