Man suspected of theft arrested after chase at Temecula Promenade

A suspected shoe store thief jumped over the second-story railing of an indoor shopping mall in Temecula and was later caught, a sergeant said today.

Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched at 4:45 p.m. Monday to the Zumiez store at the Promenade Mall on Winchester Road based on a report about a theft suspect employees detained, Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. Marc Cloutier said.

Peter James Taylor, 21, pulled away from a deputy the moment he tried cuffing him and jumped over the railing, landed and bolted out of the mall, Cloutier said.

A sheriff’s helicopter crew spotted Taylor nearby and deputies arrested him. Taylor was booked on suspicion of second degree burglary and remained in custody today in lieu of $5,000 bail, records showed.

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