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.