16-Year-Old Punches, Kicks J.C.Penney's Employee While Trying to Steal Shirt
POSTED: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - 10:55am
UPDATED: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 9:59am
EL PASO— A juvenile was taken into custody Monday evening after he attempted to steal a shirt from a J.C. Penney’s in central El Paso.
El Paso police said the 16-year-old male went into the store located at 325 E. San Antonio and took a shirt into a dressing room. EPPD said he then hid the shirt in his backpack and left the store without paying for it.
The juvenile was stopped by a store employee outside of the store when the juvenile punched the employee three times, and kicked the employee in an attempt to get away.
A patrol officer was able to find the juvenile a short distance away where he was detained.
The case and the juvenile were turned over to the Juvenile Probation Department.
The shirt was valued at $24.99.