Salt Lake City police on Wednesday were on the lookout for a multi-tool wielding shoplifter with decidedly poor longboard riding skills.
Police say the suspect — a skinny white man about 25-30 years old, 5-foot-10, and wearing a blue dress shirt and dark jeans (with one leg rolled up) — was confronted by a security officer about 10 a.m. Tuesday as he exited the Macy’s store at 200 E. South Temple.
The officer, who suspected the man of having pocketed several watches, tried to stop him. The suspect pulled a Leatherman-style multi-tool, with the knife blade extended, and lunged at the employee.
The security officer was not hurt, and he followed the suspect as he eventually fled into the Gateway Mall area about six blocks west. There, the suspect allegedly stole a longboard — only to crash and land on his face a couple blocks later.
The longboard snapped in two, but the suspect was able to get up and run away.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to call SLCPD at 801-799-3000.
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