Car kept going after arrest in North Augusta

A North Augusta Public Safety officer's attempt to collar a shoplifter Tuesday ended with the suspect on the hood of a cruiser and the suspect's car rolling away.

Officers were sent to the Walmart around 3:15 p.m. to intercept a shoplifting suspect who was driving away from the store on the 1200 block of Knox Avenue. The officer spotted the car leaving the parking lot and tried to box it in with his car, but the suspect kept driving through the parking lot, a report said.

The suspect, Donald Favors, 63, finally stopped his car and the officer pulled him out of the vehicle and put him in handcuffs.

Meanwhile Favor's car was still in drive and rolling towards other cars in the parking lot. Several citizens tried to stop the car, but its door was locked, so a citizen grabbed the partially open window until it broke in his hands.

The citizen, who received minor injuries, was able to put the car in park before it caused damage.

Favors, who has five shoplifting convictions dating back to 1988, was arrested on suspicion of shoplifting after a digital recorder was found in his pocket, a report said.

 

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