Rochester Limo Driver Helps Police Catch Shoplifting Suspect
Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - A rather unusual shoplifting case took place in Rochester on Monday night.
A woman was arrested after police say she took clothing items worth more than $300 from the Scheels store. Police Lt. Jim Evenson says the woman used a limousine to catch a ride from the Kahler Grand Hotel to Scheels. Evenson says as the woman was trying to leave the store, she pushed a security employee who was trying to stop her against a door and fled.
Police officers called to the store around 8 p.m. lost sight of her as she ran to a nearby residential neighborhood. Evenson says while the officers were still in the area, the same limo driver arrived and asked who they were looking for. Evenson says the driver told the officers the suspect matched the description of the woman who he had given a ride to the store. He then made contact with her and arranged to pick her up at a nearby intersection. Moments later she was in custody.
Evenson says the woman, identified as 22-year-old Karina Kay Bourcy of Moorhead, told officers she was a personal care attendant for a Mayo patient who was staying at the downtown hotel.