Police say a shoplifting suspect ran across Interstate 95 at rush hour yesterday in an effort to elude arrest.
A loss prevention manager at Kohl’s in Central Park notified officers at about 5:30 p.m. that she saw two white males conceal items under their clothes.
When police arrived, one of the suspects was driving a Chevy pickup in the parking lot and was stopped there.
Authorities say the bed of the pickup was loaded with stolen merchandise.
Police approached the second suspect as he left the store and authorities say the man threw merchandise into bushes in front of the store and bolted on foot.
He ran behind Best Buy with an officer chasing behind him, police say.
Authorities say the suspect then jumped over a barrier fence, ran onto I-95, crossed traffic lanes and ran south on the highway median.
A police K9 arrived and finally tracked the suspect near the Bob Evans restaurant on State Route 3.
The driver of the pickup, George Moore, 38, of Spotsylvania was arrested and charged with receiving stolen propery [sic].
The other suspect, Jason Salisbury, 28, of Spotsylvania was arrested and charged with felony shoplifting, obstruction of justice, and use of a controlled access highway as a pedestrian.
Both men were placed in the Rappahannock Regional Jail. Salisbury is being held on no bond, while Moore was being held on a $1,500 bond.
I guess they don’t require IQ tests to be a criminal nowadays.
He must have really pissed off that officer: “Use of a controlled access highway as a pedestrian.”