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Bad to worse for shoplifting suspect

At about 4 p.m. Saturday, sheriff’s deputies were called to the Hayden Walmart for a shoplifter for a shoplifting suspect who had fled the store in a green Dodge Caravan and rammed into the driver’s door of a pickup truck as the pickup’s driver attempted to block his exit. Neither the pickup’s driver nor his passenger was injured. Once deputies arrived at the Walmart, they were told by the pickup’s driver and passenger that they saw a male being chased from the store by a loss prevention officer, and the male suspect ran to the green van and drove toward the rear of the store. They in turn followed the van for a short distance where they were able to contact the female driver of the van while the suspect was in the passenger seat. The witnesses told the van’s driver that they needed to turn around and pay for the stolen property, to which the van’s driver complied and returned to the Walmart parking lot, near the front entrance. However, upon returning to the store, the male suspect took over the driver’s position as the female moved to the rear seat area. They then fled the parking lot to the rear of the store as the witnesses attempted to block their escape with their pickup/Lt. Stu Miller, Kootenai County Sheriff's Office. More here. (KCSO mug shot of Robert H. Baker)

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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