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Salt Lake City cops Taser shoplifting suspect in men’s room

First Published Jan 27 2014 11:11 am • Last Updated Jan 27 2014 04:34 pm

A shoplifter eluded employees at a west Salt Lake City strip mall, but police soon took him down — in the restroom of a nearby Wienerschnitzel restaurant.

Police were called to the restaurant at 1405 S. 300 West about 1:30 p.m. Sunday, where witnesses said they the male suspect had entered the business. Inside the eatery, police were told by customers that the man was in the men’s room.

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Officers made contact with the man and attempted to take him into custody, but the suspect resisted and eventually attacked one officer.

The second officer then shocked the suspect with a Taser, and he was arrested and handcuffed.

The 32-year-old man was booked into the Salt Lake County jail on suspicion of theft, assault on a police officer, resisting arrest and fleeing the scene of a crime.


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