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Police: Fleeing shoplifter hits patrol car while leaving Tacoma Mall

UPDATE as of 4:30 p.m. Traffic along Tacoma Mall Boulevard should be reopened shortly, police spokeswoman Loretta Cool said.

INITIAL POST: A shoplifter fleeing the Tacoma Mall in what appeared to be a waiting getaway car hit a Tacoma police vehicle this afternoon, police spokeswoman Loretta Cool said.

The officer saw the adult man run from the mall about 3:30 p.m. to a car in a parking lot at South 54th Street and Tacoma Mall Boulevard, after the man allegedly shoplifted from Sears at the mall, Cool said.

As the suspect vehicle was leaving the parking lot, it hit the patrol car

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Puyallup police dog recovering at home

Puyallup police dog Daro, who was injured Monday morning while wrestling with an armed shoplifter, is resting at home.

Puyallup police released photos of the 7-year-old German shepherd today.

Meanwhile, a Wal-Mart employee stabbed during the same incident is expected to be released today.

Puyallup police arrested a 31-year-old Tacoma man on Monday after he allegedly shoplifted from the Wal-Mart across from the South Hill Mall, stabbed an employee during a confrontation nearby and then stabbed Daro.


UPDATED: Police dog, store employee stabbed in Puyallup shoplifting incident

A Puyallup police dog was injured this morning while arresting a suspected shoplifter who had stabbed a Wal-Mart store employee and ran from police officers.

The dog, 7-year-old Daro, was stabbed in the neck and one of his back legs and rushed to an emergency veterinary clinic, where he was taken into surgery. Daro, who’s been working the streets since January 2003, is now resting.

“We are optimistic he will survive,” Puyallup police Lt. Dave McDonald said.

The Wal-Mart employee was stabbed twice and taken to Tacoma General Hospital for treatment. He was listed in stable condition, McDonald said.


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