LP Associate Dragged by Fleeing Suspect

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A department store loss prevention associate in Pennsylvania was dragged by a getaway vehicle Sunday while trying to stop a shoplifter, authorities said. The alleged thief and accomplice got away but state police later arrested them hiding in one suspect’s home.

Jailed in the Butler County Prison on robbery and other charges are Scott A. Locke, 47, and Kimberly A. Weibel, 36, both of Penn Township. Police said Locke just before 4:15 p.m. walked into the Boscov’s at Clearview Mall in Center Township where he took $865.50 worth of clothing items. Clyde Richardson, a loss prevention associate at the store, confronted Locke outside, The LP associate grabbed the defendant in an attempt to stop him from getting into a Jeep Grand Cherokee that Weibel was driving. “While (Richardson) had a hold of Locke,” a police affidavit said, “Weibel began to drive the vehicle pulling the (loss prevention associate) to the ground and causing an injury to his left leg.” Authorities did not specify the extent of the associate’s injuries.   [Source: Butler Eagle]


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